Nothing is more important than plant safety.
Callaway Energy Center has operated safely since it began operating in 1984, due in large part to the quality of plant construction, continuous preventive maintenance and ongoing rigorous training for facility personnel.
Callaway is inspected routinely by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) resident inspectors who are on site at the facility.
In addition, the men and women who operate Callaway are licensed by the NRC after completing a demanding and arduous training program.
Callaway was designed to ensure it could withstand earthquakes, tornadoes and other natural and man-made hazards. The reactor containment building features steel-reinforced concrete walls that are four feet thick.
In the unlikely event of an accident or emergency, Callaway has redundant backup safety systems in place, including an automatic shutdown mechanism which can shut the facility down in a matter of seconds.