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Exelon Nuclear operates the two of three units at Peach Bottom that are currently in operation. These units began commercial operation in Every safety system has at least one independent back-up system and many have more than one. Plant safety systems are also run by multiple, redundant power sources. Certain equipment is designed to automatically shut down the plant if the need arises due to a condition outside of normal operations.
Fifty miles southeast of the state capital, Harrisburg, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station is a key part of an industry that supports companies and 16, jobs in the state. Here are five ways Peach Bottom is at the cutting edge of national trends in nuclear energy:. Pennsylvanians can be proud of the role nuclear plays in the clean energy future of their state and the country. Technology Leadership.
An estimated 12, Harford County residents live within a mile radius of Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, and they must always be ready for an emergency, county officials say. That means having a fresh supply of potassium iodide on hand — to protect against thyroid damage from a radioactive release, Harford County Health Officer Dr. Russell Moy said.