Warren Central students visit Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

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More than 130 students from local schools toured Grand Gulf Nuclear Station on Wednesday and Thursday to learn about nuclear power and the opportunities it offers.

Photos are Walter Beesley, Entergy Mississippi lineman, shows student gloves. Grand Gulf training instructor Quinten Pullen shows students the control room simulator.
Source: Entergy Nuclear Grand Gulf
Photos are Walter Beesley, Entergy Mississippi lineman, shows student gloves. Grand Gulf training instructor Quinten Pullen shows students the control room simulator. Source: Entergy Nuclear Grand Gulf

High school students from Franklin County, Warren Central and Amite County Career and Technical Center participated in hands-on activities to learn about nuclear power. They toured the control room simulator, learned about protecting the public from radiation exposure, tried tools linemen workers use to fix power lines, did a chemistry activity, and saw what a day in the life of a nuclear security officer is like.

“I love the opportunity to share how nuclear power works with students,” said Keith Huff, Grand Gulf’s regulatory assurance and performance improvement director. “Seeing students get excited about clean energy sources means the nuclear industry has a bright future.”

Grand Gulf’s Women in Nuclear group hosted the event.