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Township Seeks Nuclear Assistance Grant

The Limerick Generating Station at sunset

SANATOGA PA – Local emergency management officials want to get what they think rightfully belongs to Lower Pottsgrove: grant money which recognizes help provided by the township during training exercises involving the twin nuclear power generators owned by Exelon Corp. in nearby Limerick.

Ray Lopez, who wears two hats as an elected Lower Pottsgrove commissioner and as its emergency management coordinator, told the Board of Commissioners on Monday the township had applied for a 2016 grant valued at about $1,000. It will buy equipment and personnel gear used for drills held at the Limerick Generating Station on Sanatoga Road, he said.

The so-called nuclear assistance grant is available under the Radiation Protection Act (No. 147), passed by the state Legislature in 1984 and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. The township’s application was submitted this week, Lopez announced to his board colleagues during their meeting in the municipal building.

The next training day for the station is scheduled Feb. 27, and will be conducted at Pottstown High School, North Washington Street, Pottstown, he added.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Feb. 1 meeting):

2005 Post file photo by Joe Zlomek

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