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Exelon nuclear stations ready to face Hurricane Sandy

30 Oct 2012

Energy provider Exelon Generation announced its three nuclear power plants in the state of Pennsylvania are ready to face Hurricane Sandy as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard.


Operators at Limerick Generating Station, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, and Three Mile Island had completed related inspections and geared up with staff to monitor and respond to changing conditions.

The US-based company said all its nuclear stations are fortified facilities, which could withstand severe weather, including floods and hurricanes.

In view of the impending critical situation, each Pennsylvania facility increased staff, pre-staged emergency equipment, activated back-up communications, and secured outside equipment and materials.

Exelon Mid-Atlantic Operations senior VP Chris Mudrick noted that these extra storm precautions would make their safe facilities even safer.

"Our plants are designed to withstand the most severe weather conditions and we will continue to take actions that keep our stations, our workers and the public safe," Mudrick added.

Exelon, which operates in 47 states, has nearly 35,000MW of owned capacity comprising one of the cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets in the US.