OSWEGO, N.Y., May 24, 2010 â€“ Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG) today announced that its Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station contributed $2,500 to the Oswego County Pioneer Search and Rescue, Inc. This sponsorship has been added to their savings for a new â€œHome Baseâ€ centrally located in Oswego County. The new building will house the team, emergency equipment, and vehicles and is has become a reality with the help of CENGâ€™s support.
The Pioneer Search and Rescue Team was formed for the purpose of providing a professional, qualified team of citizen volunteers to assist in searches for missing persons in and around New York State. Team members are trained in search techniques, basic land navigation, first aid, survival, communications and other skills that enable them to deal with most search and rescue situations. As a volunteer organization, Pioneer members serve without compensation.
Besides actively searching, the team presents several preventative â€œWoodSmartâ€ programs to youth groups across the county reaching hundreds of children, and adults, to teach them how to prepare for and survive in the outdoors.
CENGâ€™s previous support helped the Search and Rescue team in conducting over two dozen searches in the county and across the state in 2009. The hundreds of hours searching resulted in successfully locating several subjects who might otherwise have perished due to the circumstances under which they became lost.
About Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, LLC
Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, LLC, (CENG),Â headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a strategic joint venture of Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) and EDF Group. CENG owns and operates three generating stations, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, in Lusby, MD.; R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario, N.Y and Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Scriba, N.Y. The 2009 annual electricity production was more than 32 million megawatt-hours, meeting the energy needs of 2.5 million homes. CENG has approximately 2,800 employees.