Monday, September 24, 2007

Visiting Davis-Besse

Last Friday, Gary Petersen and a group of parents and students involved in home schooling in the Toledo area visited the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant. Congrats to Chip Palazzo and everyone at First Energy for continuing to reach out to the community and tell our industry's story.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing against the fine folks at Besse, but why can't they climb back into their football sized hole and let someone with higher credibilty promote the virtues of nuclear power? Mr. Ahmadinejad is in the U.S. and his experience with peaceful uses of nuclear fission might provide a more believable perspective.

Seriously, I cannot think of a worse face for this industry than FENOC. They 've done more than anyone to damage our reputation and should shut-up.

Gary said...

Thanks for noting my article. The visit was a lot of fun and very informative. I would never have thought that the cooling tower discharged 10,000 gallons of water vapor every hour and that the fuel used for power generation was just 3% or so uranium content.

Chip was great, both in the tour and in catching the article I wrote on my weblog and commenting on it.

Anonymous said...

Gary, thanks for your kind words.

I've been in the business of communications for more than 20 years and I can tell you - in all my years in various leadership capacities - I've never been as proud as I am now to represent FENOC and the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station to the communities we serve... and that includes sharing information with enthusiastic students interested in how we generate clean electric power.

The caliber of leadership in place at Davis-Besse and the 800+ who come through these gates every day is second to none. Their commitment to the safe, reliable efficient operation of this plant is evident 24/7/365.

It's a privilege to represent a team whose passion and commitment to doing the right thing IS the priority - as it is across the entire FENOC Fleet.