Boy Scouts try their hand at nuclear science at Byron plant

 Feb 23 2018
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BYRON — The alarm was buzzing and the lights were blinking in the Byron Nuclear Generating Station simulation room Saturday.

It was a faux reactor trip, and dozens of Boy Scouts were there to learn how the plant staff would respond in such a crisis.

The room look liked something straight out of the Starship Enterprise, with control panels and buttons lining the walls. Scout leaders and station employees used scripted worst-case scenarios to show youngsters how employees would steer the behemoth back to safety.

Read more at http://www.rrstar.com/news/20180217/boy-scouts-try-their-hand-at-nuclear-science-at-byron-plant.

Learn about BSC's Nuclear Power Technology program and our partnership with Excelon where students can substitute education for training.