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Oldest nuclear plant in America closes via Fox News

The oldest nuclear power plant in America has closed its doors.

New Jersey’s Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station went offline Monday after nearly 50 years of operation, leaving only 98 nuclear power plants left running in the U.S., according to figures from the Associated Press.


Oyster Creek went online Dec. 1, 1969, the same day as the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station near Oswego, New York.

But Oyster Creek’s original license was granted first, technically making it the oldest of America’s operating commercial nuclear reactors.

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