Corn Fields And A Nuclear Power Station In Illinois Pictured On An Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The picture on this acrylic fridge magnet, from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts, depicts the divergent sights of the state of Illinois. Pictured is a nuclear power station as a background to an expanse of cornfields. There are six nuclear power facilities in the state. The Dresden Generating Station is one of these facilities. This was the first privately owned nuclear power plant in the United States. Dresden One began operating in 1960 and was retired in 1978. Since 1970 Dresden Units Two and Three have been operating. The facility serves the city of Chicago and the northern quarter of Illinois; it produces eight hundred and sixty seven megawatts of electricity annually. In complete contrast to these vast structures are the rolling cornfields for which the state is famous. The clash of industry with agriculture is captured on our colourful fridge magnet.
Agriculture And Industry In Illinois
Illinois is one of the leading farm income states in the United States with corn its biggest crop. Most of the corn is sold as grain but some is also used to produce such items as starch and corn syrup. Standing in the middle of a corn field can make you feel part of nature. Being surrounded by the corn around you and the sky above with the sound of birds in your ears is a relaxing experience. But Illinois is also about industry with manufacture of machinery making it a leading manufacturing state. The nuclear power stations in the state help to provide power for industry and agriculture as well as residential premises. The clash of the nuclear power with nature is apparent but agriculture also relies on the power supplied by the nuclear power facilities. This multi-faceted relationship is captured on our acrylic fridge magnet.