MORRIS, Ill. (Sept. 29, 2016) – If you’ve ever wondered how nuclear power plants generate electricity, you can find out at Dresden Station’s Community Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The free event, which will be held at the site’s training facility at 6500 N. Dresden Road in Morris, will give attendees an opportunity to talk with station employees about plant operations, security, emergency preparedness and similar topics. Tours of the Dresden simulator, where nuclear plant operators are trained, will also be provided. Children can participate in a special dress-out activity. Refreshments will be served.
“Our open house is an important part of Dresden’s public information and outreach program,” said Site Vice President Pete Karaba. “It gives our neighbors a better understanding of what we do to generate safe, reliable and carbon-free power to more than a million homes and businesses.”
Those attending the open house must bring a state-issued ID. Children without an ID must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Also, firearms, ammunition, fireworks and alcoholic beverages are not allowed on Dresden property.
For additional information about the event, contact Dresden Communications Manager Bob Osgood at 815-416-3743 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dresden Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station’s two nuclear energy units can produce a total of more than 1,800 megawatts at full power – enough carbon-free electricity to power more than 1.2 million typical homes. Dresden Unit 1, which began commercial operation in 1960 and was retired in 1978, has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society.