Hundreds get inside look at Cook Plant on 'Family Tour Day'


The pipes. The really big pipes.

That’s what 8-year-old Braden Heinze thought was cool Saturday, Sept. 7, at American Electric Power’s Cook Nuclear Plant. His 11-year-old sister Madison Heinze agreed as they joined their dad, Bill Fenicle, on a tour of his workplace.

It was Family Tour Day at the nuclear power plant, and Fenicle brought the kids and his wife, Kristina Fenicle, all the way from Delta, Ohio, about a two hour drive away.

“He works here all week and comes home on weekends. This is his second home,” Kristina said. “It’s great to see how it works, how it’s all put together. You go home and turn the lights on and you have electricity. You don’t think about how it all works.”

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