BYRON, Ill. - The power of fission and popularity of football collide when Byron Generating Station hosts its annual community open house on Sunday, Nov. 9. The event, which will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the training building located at 4450 N. German Church Road, will take on a football theme this year as station employees tackle your questions about nuclear power and the facility.
The open house features informational booths, interactive demonstrations, colorful educational displays, a look inside the control simulator, and much more. Guests can learn about the benefits of nuclear power, which provides 48% of the state's electricity with a whopping 90% of it being carbon-free.
"Since we host our open house in the middle of football season with many gridiron fans in attendance, we thought a football theme would be a fun way to help educate residents," said Byron Station Site Vice President Russ Kearney. "This educational experience is perfect for families and we are encouraged at the numbers in attendance each year."
Guests can participate in a family trivia challenge, testing knowledge of nuclear power and football history. Former Baltimore Raven Sean Considine, a Super Bowl champion from the city of Byron, will be in attendance signing autographs. And all visitors are invited to guess the score of the Chicago vs. Green Bay game to be held just hours after the end of the open house. One guest will win a football prize package!
Appetizers will be served. Residents who have questions about the event or general questions about Byron Station and its outreach program can call (815) 406-3554.
Due to security restrictions, the open house is limited to the plant's training center. It will not include a tour inside the plant.
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.