Sign In

Cross-Continent Journey Stops by Quad Cities

 

For almost 8 months now, Laura Tallone and Dante Gonzalez have been travelling cross-continent in a quest to visit communities bearing the name Cordova or Córdoba, like their hometown in Argentina.   

That quest brought them to Cordova, Illinois and to the city's main attraction, Quad Cities Station. 

c2.jpg

So far, the couple has travelled more than 20,000 miles, driving from city to city, country to country. They have visited Alaska, as well as Peru, Columbia and Mexico. From here, they will continue to other cities bearing the name here in the U.S.

Their goal is simply to enjoy life, discover what they can and find similarities between regions, cities and towns that bear the same moniker. They also hope to be a connector of the people who call these communities home.

c3.jpg

The couple was not a stranger to nuclear energy. There is a generating station in their hometown in Argentina and Mr. Gonzalez' father was a minor of uranium there. However, they had never gotten a close-up, hands-on experience at their hometown station and appreciated the opportunity to tour Quad Cities Station's simulator and Professional Learning Center. 

Quad Cities has been the only nuclear generating station on their journey, which will continue for another six months. They were joined at the station by Cordova Mayor Jim Boone and longtime village resident George Kerr.

c4.jpgc5.jpg

 

 

Promoted women succeeding in nuclear<p>​Peach Bottom's Sarah Ramos and Limerick's Rachel Heath and have always been interested in how nuclear plants operate.<br></p><img alt="" height="643" src="/newsroom/PublishingImages/Limerick/female_shift_managers.jpg" width="900" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/promoted-women-succeeding-in-nuclearPromoted women succeeding in nuclear11/16/2018 6:00:00 PM
Braidwood Station refueling outage<p>​1,200 additional workers patronize local businesses, boost regional economy <br></p><img alt="" height="900" src="/newsroom/PublishingImages/Braidwood/RCP%20motor.jpg" width="900" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/braidwood-station-refueling-outageBraidwood Station refueling outage11/14/2018 9:00:00 PM
Supporting STEM for the Future<p>​<span style="color:#606060;">Exelon Generation promotes STEM education at all levels, and we were excited to support the next generation of energy employees on National STEM Day</span><span style="color:#606060;">, Nov. 8.</span><br></p><img alt="" height="603" src="/newsroom/PublishingImages/STEM/young2%20(1).jpg" width="900" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/supporting-stem-for-the-futureSupporting STEM for the Future11/14/2018 8:00:00 PM
Byron Station Community Open House<p>​More than 500 people attended Byron Generating Station's Community Open House on Monday, Oct. 22.<br></p><img alt="" height="675" src="/newsroom/PublishingImages/Byron%20Open%20House%202018/Simulator.jpg" width="900" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/byron-station-community-open-houseByron Station Community Open House11/12/2018 10:00:00 PM