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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station<div class="intro-content copy-section">​​​​​​​​​​​​​Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station is a two-unit nuclear generation facility located on the west bank of the Conowingo Pond (Susquehanna River) in Delta, Pennsylvania. </div><div class="copy-section"><p>Peach Bottom is co-owned by Exelon Generation and Public Service and Gas of New Jersey. Exelon Nuclear operates the two of three units at Peach Bottom that are currently in operation. Both Units 2 and 3 are boiling water reactors that generate a combined total of 2599 megawatts (MW) of electricity. These units began commercial operation in 1974.</p><p>Unit 1 was a 40-megawatt experimental high temperature helium-cooled and graphite-moderated reactor (HTGR). Peach Bottom Unit 1 was the first HTGR to operate in the United States, and it was first in the world to produce electrical power. It operated successfully for 8 years as a prototype reactor, demonstrating high thermal efficiency power generation and the highly enriched uranium/thorium converter fuel cycle. </p><p>During its eight-year life (1967-74), Unit 1 provided valuable technical and cost data to U.S. utilities for application to larger plants. ​</p></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Committed to safety.</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>We use "defense-in-depth" design, which means there are redundant, diverse, and reliable safety systems to supply water to the reactor core. Every safety system has at least one independent back-up system and many have more than one. Plant safety systems are also run by multiple, redundant power sources. Certain equipment is designed to automatically shut down the plant if the need arises due to a condition outside of normal operations.</p><p>We also count on our people. Before they become Exelon employees, job applicants must pass thorough background checks. Exelon Nuclear then invests in training programs - both initial training and continuous programs for existing, experienced operations staff. </p><p>Much of our operations training is done in a full-scale electronic simulator of a control room. Initial training includes 12 weeks in the classroom, 25 weeks in the control room simulator and 16 weeks of on-the-job training. Once an employee is licensed by the NRC, that operator will continually train by spending one week in a control room simulator for every five weeks spent on shift in the control room. Even our most senior reactor operators receive training every six weeks, for a total of 8.5 weeks of training every year.</p><p> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=7628dbb4-4e0e-44ff-8ad0-757ff755058a&TermSetId=4edbe393-511d-4d44-ae11-d078f6633c49&TermId=4e57e9f3-21ec-4324-acf4-c7167186d0c8">Learn more about the safety of Exelon's nuclear energy plants.</a></p></div></div></div></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Generating more low-carbon electricity.</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>Today’s nuclear energy facilities produce 64 percent of America’s clean, carbon-free electricity. As America confronts climate change and seeks to reduce carbon emissions, nuclear energy is a vital part of the mix. It’s a 24/7 provider of base load power, far more productive than other clean energy sources and far more reliable, too.</p></div></div></div></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Scheduled Construction</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>Peach Bottom Atomic Power Plant recently replaced all six of its main power transformers as part of Exelon's commitment to safety and long-term equipment reliability at the station. The $87 million project will help ensure the continued production of clean, safe and reliable electricity for the Mid-Atlantic region.</p><p>Project Contact Information</p><p>Krista Connelly, Peach Bottom Communications</p><p>(717) 456-4818 or <a href="mailto:Krista.Connelly@exeloncorp.com">Krista.Connelly@exeloncorp.com</a></p></div></div></div></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Sophisticated emergency planning.</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>Safety is Exelon Generation’s first and highest obligation. Nuclear power plants are among the best-protected private sector facilities in America, with monitoring and inspections by plant owners, local officials and the federal government.</p><p>All nuclear energy facilities in America are required to develop and test detailed emergency response plans to protect the public. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reviews and approves these plans. The NRC also coordinates approval of these plans with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).</p></div></div></div></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Plant Security</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>By design and construction, nuclear facilities are very difficult to penetrate. That, plus a well-armed paramilitary security force, and multiple backup safety systems, delivers layer upon layer of safety.</p><p>The nuclear energy industry maintains very strict security to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to critical equipment or approaching close enough to harm the facility either by land or air. America’s 62 nuclear sites are protected by sophisticated surveillance systems and approximately 9,000 highly trained, armed officers.</p><p>The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission now considers new threat scenarios and protections in emergency preparedness in light of the threat of terrorist attacks. After September 11, 2001, all those involved in emergency planning reevaluated those plans and put additional practices in place. Exelon Generation has open lines of communications with the Dept. of Homeland security. </p></div></div></div></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>Supporting the local economy.</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>The majority of Peach Bottom’s approximately 800 employees and additional contractors live in York and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania. The power plant’s annual payroll is about $60 million. During refueling outages, Peach Bottom employs more than 1,000 temporary contractors who boost the local economy during their stay.</p></div></div></div></div><div class="grouper"><div class="row"><div class="grouper-section"> </div><div class="section-header"><h4>We live here too, and we’re good neighbors.</h4></div><div class="grouper-content"><div class="cta-generic"><p>Peach Bottom aims to be a good neighbor and is very active in the local community.</p><ul class="styled-bullets"><li> <b>Sponsorship.</b>  The Plant supports several community events, including the Delta-Cardiff Heritage Festival and the Mason-Dixon Fair.</li><li> <b>Charitable Giving & Volunteering.</b>  The Plant also makes charitable donations to the South Eastern School District, March of Dimes, American Red Cross, Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program, Mason-Dixon Community Services, Delta Senior Center, York County Food Bank, and the Delta-Cardiff, Darlington and Airville Fire Companies.  Peach Bottom employees give generously to the community through a variety of charitable activities including local United Way chapters. The plant also sponsors blood drives throughout the year, helping local hospitals. The plant’s Employee Association also sponsors fund-raising activities to support various community groups and agencies.</li></ul></div></div></div></div>Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station

 

 

 

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