Visiting Millstone

Seventh-grade student Ben Schies, center right, chooses what emergency button to push as classmates from New London's STEM Magnet Middle School look on while touring the Millstone Power Center Training Center on Friday, March 17, 2017, in Waterford. Students learned about how a nuclear power plant is operated, with demonstrations including the inside of a simulated control room identical to what the operators use and a "see-through reactor" model of a pressurized water reactor. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Waterford — Seventh-grade students from New London's STEM Magnet Middle School toured the Millstone Power Center Training Center on Friday in Waterford. 

The students learned about how a nuclear power plant is operated, with demonstrations including the inside of a simulated control room identical to what the operators use and a "see-through reactor" model of a pressurized water reactor.

Instructors Bill Blain, center, and John Abel, right, explain how a pressurized water reactor works to seventh-grade students from New London's STEM Magnet Middle School using the
Instructors Bill Blain, center, and John Abel, right, explain how a pressurized water reactor works to seventh-grade students from New London's STEM Magnet Middle School using the "see-through reactor" model during a tour of the Millstone Power Center Training Center on Friday, March 17, 2017, in Waterford. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Seventh-grade student Coby Smith, right, talks to Jayde Sebastian, both from New London's STEM Magnet Middle School, as they look at monitors in the simulated control room while on a tour of the Millstone Power Center Training Center on Friday, March 17, 2017, in Waterford.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Seventh-grade student Coby Smith, right, talks to Jayde Sebastian, both from New London's STEM Magnet Middle School, as they look at monitors in the simulated control room while on a tour of the Millstone Power Center Training Center on Friday, March 17, 2017, in Waterford. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

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