June 05, 2012
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station To Host Open House on June 13
Annual event helps inform and engage local residents in station operations
DELTA, PA — Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station will host a Community Information Night on Wednesday, June 13. Residents are encouraged to attend this free, family-friendly event and see firsthand how Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station safely harnesses atomic energy to power two million homes and businesses.
Community Information Night will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the station.
Peach Bottom employees will be on hand to educate visitors on station operations, site maintenance, engineering practices, environmental stewardship, industrial safety, radiological safety, site security, emergency preparedness, and much more. Residents can also learn about a number of upgrades and enhancements made at the station in response to the events at Fukushima last year.
Visitors will receive a guided bus tour of the site and can also view the plant’s main control room simulator, which is used to train and test reactor operators. Informational handouts and refreshments will be provided.
“Meeting and engaging our neighbors is very important to us,” said Peach Bottom Site Vice President Tom Dougherty. “Community Information Night is a wonderful opportunity to meet local residents and show them how we generate clean and reliable power while protecting our workers, our neighbors and the environment.”
Visitors are asked to park in the station’s outer parking lot at 1848 Lay Road. Buses will transport visitors to the training center. If you require special accommodations or have questions about Community Information Night, please contact Lacey Dean at 717-456-4818 or Lacey.Dean@exeloncorp.com.
Community Information Night is an important part of Peach Bottom’s annual public information and outreach campaign, designed to engage and educate the public on station operations. Throughout the year, Peach Bottom and its employees are very active in the community; volunteering, hosting tours, visiting area schools, appearing at community events and financially supporting dozens of civic organizations.
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station is located on the west bank of the Conowingo Pond (Susquehanna River) in York County, Pa. The station is home to two boiling water reactors capable of generating 2,280 megawatts combined. Both reactors began commercial operation in 1974.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately $33 billion in annual revenues. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is the largest competitive U.S. power generator, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to more than 6.6 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).