CORDOVA, Ill. (Oct. 30, 2014) - Ever wonder how electricity is generated at a nuclear power plant or what a nuclear plant control room looks like? Did you know that nuclear power provides 48 percent of the state's electricity? You are invited to a Community Information Night hosted by Quad Cities Generating Station to find the answers to those questions and more!
The free, child-friendly open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the siteâ€˜s Professional Learning Center located at 22710 206th Avenue North, Cordova, Ill. The center is located on the north side of the street directly across from the nuclear plant.
Quad Cities Station employees will be on hand to talk with visitors about plant operations, environmental programs, nuclear fuel storage, security, and the many benefits of nuclear energy. Visitors can also tour the main control room simulator used to train reactor operators.
"We look forward to hosting this event every year and meeting with the community," said Quad Cities Station Site Vice President Scott Darin. "This is a great opportunity for our neighbors to learn about how we generate reliable, carbon-free electricity and the many benefits that nuclear energy brings to Illinois and Eastern Iowa."
Quad Cities Generating Station is approximately 3 miles north of Cordova, Ill. on Illinois Route 84 in Rock Island County. The station's two nuclear energy units can produce more than 1900 megawatts of carbon-free electricity - enough to power more than 1 million typical homes.
To learn more about the vital role nuclear plays in supplying electricity to Illinois and the tremendous benefits it provides to families and communities, visit www.nuclearpowersillinois.com.