The Clinton Exelon Nuclear Power Station outage gets underway Monday.
Tuesday morning on the WHOW Morning Show, Site Communications Manager Gabe Goldsmith told Regional Radio News, the outage allows the plant to undergo routine maintenance and refuel. Between 1,500 and 1,800 temporary workers will be at the plant for the next three weeks.
While the outage helps the power plant maintain its efficiency, Goldsmith points out the outage is also a boon to the local economy. Local hotels are full, restaurants and bars see an increase in patronage and gas stations see an increase in activity as well.
The outage begins Monday, September 16 and concludes Monday, October 6. Goldsmith says what is unique about this outage is it will coincide with the Apple n' Pork Festival and hopes some of their workers will check it out in their downtime.