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LaSalle County Generating Station to host Community Information Night in Ottawa Nov. 17


MARSEILLES, Ill. (Nov. 9, 2010) - LaSalle County Generating Station will host a Community Information Night Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 4-7 p.m. to showcase various aspects of plant operations. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at the Reddick Mansion (100 W. Lafayette Street, Ottawa).

"This is a great opportunity for local residents to learn more about what we do at our nuclear plant," said LaSalle Site Vice President Dave Rhoades. "This forum will provide people with the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about LaSalle Station and nuclear energy."

Exelon representatives, technical experts and officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be on hand to provide information on nuclear energy topics including plant operations, spent fuel storage, safety and security, environment efforts and community outreach initiatives. There will also be take-away information and refreshments.

LaSalle County Generating Station is located approximately 75 miles southwest of Chicago. With both units at full power, the site produces more than 2,200 megawatts net, which is enough electricity for 2.3 million homes.

This year, LaSalle Generating Station has donated more than $70,000 to a wide range of local organizations, including charitable contributions to help LaSalle and Grundy Counties improve environmental, educational and recreational initiatives within local communities.