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Field Trip to the LaSalle, IL Nuclear Power Generating Station

Collage of pictures from nuclear power plant field trip

On April 3, 2018, students from the Physics and Engineering department visited the LaSalle, IL Nuclear Power Generating Station.  Students were hosted by Wheaton alum Erick Bodett (Mechanical Engineering ’13), a Chief Maintenance Officer at the station. There, they observed various aspects of nuclear power generation. Photos were taken earlier during a planned shutdown and show the low-pressure turbine out for inspection. Erick is also seen suited up for maintenance tasks.