October 29, 2012

 Exelon Nuclear Stations Well Prepared for Hurricane Sandy 

 Pre-storm inspections and safeguards enhance preparedness 

 

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania – Exelon Generation’s three nuclear power stations in Pennsylvania are well prepared for Hurricane Sandy as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard.

Operators at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Limerick Generating Station and Three Mile Island completed a host of pre-storm inspections this weekend and remain fully staffed to monitor and respond to changing conditions.

All Exelon nuclear stations are robust and fortified facilities, capable of withstanding the most severe weather, including hurricanes and floods.  Extra precautions have been taken at each Pennsylvania facility, including increased staffing, pre-staging of emergency equipment, activating back-up communications, and securing outside equipment and materials.

“These extra storm precautions make our safe facilities even safer,” said Chris Mudrick, Exelon Senior VP for Mid-Atlantic Operations. “Our plants are designed to withstand the most severe weather conditions and we will continue to take actions that keep our stations, our workers and the public safe.”

Emergency sirens near the stations are often used by local emergency operations officials to warn residents of severe storms. These alarms are not a sign to evacuate. If the tone sounds, residents are encouraged to tune into radio or TV emergency broadcasting channels.

Emergency sirens near the stations are often used by local emergency operations officials to warn residents of severe storms. These alarms are not a sign to evacuate. If the tone sounds, residents are encouraged to tune into radio or TV emergency broadcasting channels.

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About Exelon

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).

Contacts

David Tillman Exelon Generation Communications
610.765.5530
717.368.0969 (Cell)
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