MARSEILLES – Members of the community are invited to attend La Salle County Generating Station’s Community Information Night on Wednesday at McKinley Elementary School in Ottawa.
Experts from La Salle Station will be on hand to answer questions on nuclear power. At the same time, McKinley Elementary School will be opening its doors to showcase the art work of students. The students are calling their science-themed art fair, “Excel-On Art Fair.”
“If we are going to host local science experts within the nuclear field, why not have them spend some time with our students,” Principal Julie Prendergast said. “We are so excited Exelon is coming to McKinley Elementary School to speak about their daily operations and donate their time to judge our art fair.”
The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McKinley Elementary School 1320 State St., Ottawa.
La Salle Station employees will talk about the layers upon layers of safety systems, security enhancements, emergency preparedness and environmental stewardship programs at the station.
Community Information Night is an important part of La Salle Station’s ongoing community outreach program, designed to engage and inform the public on station operations. Station employees are active in the community by volunteering, hosting tours, visiting area schools, appearing at community events and financially supporting dozens of civic organizations throughout the year.
Exelon Generation is the largest nuclear generating company in the United States. La Salle County Generating Station is located about 75 miles southwest of Chicago. With both units at full power, the facility produces more than 2,200 megawatts, which is enough electricity for 2.3 million homes.