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Employees at AmerenUE’s Callaway Nuclear Plant Receive Safety and Performance Leadership Awards
AmerenUE's Callaway Nuclear Plant, located near Fulton, Mo., has received the prestigious Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Safety Achievement Award for outstanding worker safety. The award honors Callaway Plant employees for working nearly 4.9 million hours during the period from March 15, 2004, through Oct. 5, 2006, without any accidents that resulted in a lost workday.

Significantly, this period included two of the most complex refueling and maintenance outages in the plant's 22-year operating history. Among the major projects completed was replacement of the plant's 70,000 condenser tubes during the spring of 2004, and replacement of the plant's steam generators and turbine rotors during the fall of 2005.

Currently, AmerenUE personnel at the Callaway Plant have worked 979 days\-more than 5.1 million hours\-without a lost workday accident. With supplemental employees such as contractors added, the number of hours worked with no lost workday accidents totals nearly 8 million.

In addition to the EEI Safety Achievement Award, two teams of Callaway Plant employees have been honored with the Ameren President's Performance Leadership Award. This award, created in 2004, recognizes employees or teams of employees at any level in the company who demonstrate superior performance leadership. The award may be granted for outstanding performance in achieving a specific goal or task, or it may simply be for performance leadership through actions on a daily basis.

Gary Rainwater, Ameren chairman, president and chief executive officer, chose this year's recipients from among 130 individual and team nominations.

The Callaway teams receiving the award included the Steam Generator Replacement Team and the Union Safety Leadership Team. The Steam Generator Replacement Team was honored for leading the highly-successful steam generator replacement project\-a five-year effort that culminated in a world record for the shortest outage that involved replacing four steam generators. The Union Safety Leadership Team was honored for its role in motivating and helping Callaway Plant employees to achieve industry-leading worker safety results.

AmerenUE is a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation. The Ameren companies serve 2.4 million electric customers and nearly one million natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area of Missouri and Illinois.

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