LIMERICK — Ever wonder how a nuclear power plant operates? You can find out by attending Limerick Generating Station’s Community Information Night.
Visitors will see firsthand how Limerick operators harness the power of the atom to provide electricity to two million homes and businesses.
The free event will be held at Limerick’s Learning Center on Thursday, May 16, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Station employees will be on hand to educate visitors on station operations; site maintenance; engineering practices; environmental stewardship; industrial safety; radiological safety; site security; emergency preparedness; license renewal, and much more.
Visitors can also tour the plant’s main control room simulator, which is used to train reactor operators.
Children can try on night-vision goggles, obtain a souvenir Limerick ‘badge’ and don safety gear. This year, PJM, the Linfield Fire Department, Montgomery County, and the Pennsylvania Energy Alliance will participate in the event.
“Community Information Night is a great opportunity to see a working nuclear station up close and meet the men and women who are dedicated to running it safely and reliably,” said Limerick Site Vice President, Tom Dougherty. “We look forward to hosting this event each year and sharing our commitment to nuclear safety and environmental stewardship with our neighbors.”
To ensure the safety of the plant and our guests, the station’s vehicle checkpoint will not be open to Community Information Night guests. Visitors should enter the plant at the intersection of Evergreen and Sanatoga Roads and park in the upper parking lot, which is located just past the cooling towers. A bus will transport visitors to the Learning Center. If you have questions, please contact Dana Melia at (610)-718-3025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Information Night is an important part of Limerick Generating Station’s annual public information and outreach campaign, designed to engage and educate the public on station operations. Limerick employees continue to be an active part of the Pottstown area by volunteering, hosting tours, visiting area schools, appearing at community events and financially supporting dozens of civic organizations.