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How 10 antique railcars made their way to museum

North Carolina Railroad Museum has completed a 20-year quest to add rail cars to its collection on display. The aging railway cars were stranded – not abandoned – at Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill, N.C., a reminder of the plant’s construction and the railroad industry’s legacy. Six of the cars were owned by Duke Energy and four, which include several dating back 100 years, belonged to the museum. They were held at the plant until the museum could raise enough money to transport the cars the 5 miles to the museum.
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This South Carolina summer camp adapted in the face of COVID-19

Walking through the grocery store, Heather Sargent said she felt relieved when her daughter stopped to flip through the racks of books and magazines. Makenzie, who will start second grade in the fall, was struggling with reading last school year, but after working with a reading coach and attending a summer camp, she gained confidence and enjoys reading again.
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Training to ensure safe, reliable operations

Continuous learning is part of any profession. Our nuclear professionals are no exception; indeed, no industry requires as much continuous training as commercial nuclear power generation. Training is needed to ensure safe, reliable operations for the generation of life-essential electricity.
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Solving the wonderful mystery of a nuclear startup

One of the many questions we receive from community members is about the startup process of a nuclear reaction in our plants. For those of us who aren’t nuclear operators or engineers, it can seem like a mysterious process. To help shed some light on this mystery, here’s a highly simplified explanation for how it works.
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