Cook Energy Information Center
The Cook Nuclear Plant supplies 2.1 million kilowatts of electricity, enough to serve the needs of more than 1 million people. To explain how the plant's two units accomplish this, the Cook Energy Information Center offers three multimedia theaters and various hands-on activities. In Theater I, robotic newscasters present facts about nuclear engineering and electricity. Theater II is a 26-foot model that uses light, sound and motion to demonstrate how each part of the nuclear plant works. Theater III is a Vistascope wide-screen film tour of the nuclear plant itself, showing how company employees and nuclear technology produce electricity.
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Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Nuclear & Petroleum
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Fun Fact:In 2000, engineers completed one of the largest projects ever conducted at the Cook Nuclear Plant, the refurbishing of Unit 2's ice condenser. In the event of an accident, the condenser would help cool the reactor containment building. The project involved refurbishing nearly 2,000 ice baskets and then reloading them with 2.9 million pounds of ice.