BRACEVILLE, Ill. (March 26, 2009) - Exelon Nuclear's Braidwood Generating Station is donating $10,000 to the Braidwood Police Department for the purchase of new portable radios.
City of Braidwood acting police chief Brandon Myers said the new radios are necessary because of a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) change that requires a switch to a more narrow band radio.
"This donation will help us comply with new FCC rules without having to find money in the city's already tightened budget," Myers said. "We are grateful for Exelon's continued support of our community."
Braidwood Station Site Vice President Bryan Hanson said the plant works closely with many of the area's emergency responders. Making sure they have the proper equipment is important for the community as well as the generating station.
"We are pleased to make this donation to the Braidwood police," Hanson said. "The Braidwood police provide an important service to our station as well as the surrounding communities."
Braidwood Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station's two nuclear energy units can produce a total of more than 2,300 megawatts at full power - enough electricity to power more than two million homes.