(The following press release from Exelon was received by e-mail and was
reformatted. The sender verified the statement.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRAIDWOOD station workers complete
unit 1 refueling outage
BRACEVILLE, Ill. (Oct. 3, 2013) - Operators returned Braidwood
Generating Station Unit 1 to full power this morning following the
completion of the unit's 17th refueling outage on Monday, Sept. 30.
During the 21-day outage, Exelon employees and supplemental workers
performed more than 13,000 activities, including equipment upgrades,
safety inspections, tests, and plant improvements. The unit began its
scheduled refueling outage Monday, Sept. 9.
"We appreciate the efforts of our employees and the more than 1,150
supplemental workers that supported us," said Braidwood Site Vice
President Mark Kanavos. "The work performed during the outage will help
ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of Unit 1."
Braidwood Unit 2 continued to operate during the Unit 1 refueling
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 2 million typical homes.
Contact: Neal Miller
Braidwood Generating Station Communications
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