May 08, 2013
Peach Bottom to Host Community Information Night on May 15
Local residents are invited to learn about the station and meet the leadership team
DELTA, PA — Have you ever wondered how Peach Bottom operators harness the power of the atom to create safe, clean and reliable energy for more than two million homes? Learn the answer to that question and many more at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station’s annual Community Information Night. The event will be held on May 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the station’s Training Center.
Station employees will be on hand to educate visitors on station operations; environmental stewardship; industrial safety; radiological safety; site security; emergency preparedness and much more. Visitors can also tour the plant’s control room simulator, which is used to train reactor operators. Informational handouts and refreshments will be provided at this family-friendly event.
“Community Information Night is a great opportunity for us to meet our neighbors, explain what we do, and demonstrate how hard we work to protect our workers, our community and the environment,” said Site Vice President Michael J. Massaro. “The annual event continues to grow in popularity each year. We welcomed nearly 500 participants last year and we have lengthened the timeframe of the event to accommodate even more people this year.”
Visitors will have a rare opportunity to tour Peach Bottom Unit 1, a historic, high-temperature gas-cooled reactor, the first of its kind in the world. Unit 1 was defueled and retired from service in 1974.
To ensure the safety of the plant and our guests, the station’s vehicle checkpoint will not be open to Community Information Night guests. Visitors are asked to park in the station’s outer parking lot at 1848 Lay Road. A bus 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.
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