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Nuclear propaganda to the kids – Boy Scouts this time

Boy Scouts try their hand at nuclear science at Byron plant  RRStar Feb 17, 2018, 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…….

Scouts had the opportunity to take two four-hour classes to earn two merit badges. But those interested in nuclear science only had time for one badge, since that career path took all day and concluded with a tour of the plant. …….

Before going into the simulation room, Scouts studying nuclear science sat in classrooms and learned about different types of radiation and ionization.

This is the first time in a while the plant hosted the merit badge event; its been held at Sauk Valley for the past 15 years or so.

Paul Dempsey, the station’s community manager, said bringing the Scouts to Byron also benefits the station.

“This takes the plant into future generations,” he said. “We have plenty of guys who got their (nuclear science) merit badge who now work for us.”…….



February 17, 2018 - Posted by | Education, USA

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