Exelon releases statement on disaster in Japan

Source: Exelon Corporation 

Exelon is closely monitoring the situation in Japan as it continues to unfold. While there is still a great deal we don’t know, from all information the company received so far, it appears that the damage to the Japanese plants was primarily related to the tsunami, not the earthquake. 

Exelon Chairman and CEO John Rowe said, “The earthquake and tsunami in Japan are a national tragedy. The events at the Fukushima power plants are a source of grave concern. At Exelon, we are following the tireless efforts of the employees of the Tokyo Electric Power Company as closely as we can; our hearts are with these dedicated people. Meanwhile, we continue to learn all we can about these events. 

“Our plants are safe, particularly given the different seismic patterns in our regions and the absence of tsunami-type events where we have operations. Still we watch, we learn, and we will work with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other policymakers, as well as industry colleagues, on what, if anything, should be done to apply what can be learned from this unprecedented situation,” said Rowe. 

All of Exelon’s nuclear facilities are designed to American seismic and flood standards, reflecting their local geography. Exelon’s nuclear plants are equipped with numerous and redundant safety systems designed to protect them against earthquakes, flooding and other natural disasters. 

“Our plants are operating safely, and our plant neighbors are safe,” said Rowe.



Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs