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Augustana College Energy Students Get a Firsthand Look at How Quad Cities Station Operates

 

 

 

Employees led the students on a tour of the plant, which included seeing the reactor buildings and the turbine deck.http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/PublishingImages/12 2017 Quad Cities Augustana/Augustana Sustainable Energy.jpgEmployees led the students on a tour of the plant, which included seeing the reactor buildings and the turbine deck.
Twenty-two students and two professors from Augustana College’s Sustainable Energy Learning Community visited Quad Cities Station.http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/PublishingImages/12 2017 Quad Cities Augustana/Augustana Students.jpgTwenty-two students and two professors from Augustana College’s Sustainable Energy Learning Community visited Quad Cities Station.
The students also saw the spent fuel pool where used fuel is safely stored.http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/PublishingImages/12 2017 Quad Cities Augustana/Students Learning.jpgThe students also saw the spent fuel pool where used fuel is safely stored.

Twenty-two students and two professors from Augustana College’s Sustainable Energy Learning Community visited Quad Cities Station to learn about nuclear power and get a firsthand look at how a nuclear plant operates. 

Employees led the students on a tour of the plant, which included seeing the reactor buildings, the giant turbines on the turbine deck, and the spent fuel pool where used fuel is safely stored. The students were treated to lunch at the station’s Professional Learning Center where they learned more about the plant, the safety and security of the station, radiological safety and more. 

Augustana College is located in the heart of Rock Island, Illinois. Its Sustainable Energy Learning Community challenges students to think in new, interdisciplinary ways and to pursue common sense approaches to learning. 

 

 

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