Gov. Bev Perdue took a field trip to the Harris nuclear plant this week, and no, she didn't get to push any buttons or turn any dials.
The Progress Energy plant is located 22 miles southwest of Raleigh.
Perdue, a Democrat, has been thinking a lot about energy lately, said spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson. A panel she created about offshore wind energy met this week and the images from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill have been on her mind.
"As governor she had an obligation to explore nuclear as an option for the state," Pearson told Dome. "Before she is able to do that she had questions and wanted to see first hand how a nuclear plant operates."