Tag Archives: Oyster Creek

New nuclear plant could rise at site of former one in NJ via Associated Press

LACEY, N.J. (AP) – The company that’s in the process of mothballing one of the nation’s oldest nuclear power plants says it is interested in building a new next-generation nuclear reactor at the same site in New Jersey. Holtec International … Continue reading

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But America’s Fukushima-design reactors should have closed immediately after Japan disaster via Beyond Nuclear

By Paul Gunter   […] “It’s clear that Oyster Creek and the entire, aging U.S. nuclear reactor fleet is hemorrhaging financially,” Gunter said. “The fact that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear industry continue to prioritize financial margins … Continue reading

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Oyster Creek to shut down October 2018 via app.

LACEY – The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant will be shut down for good in October – more than a year ahead of schedule – in a surprise announcement Friday by plant owner Exelon Generation, which cited costs and other issues.  The accelerated timeline caught officials … Continue reading

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Low tides, high winds spur nuclear plant to reduce power via The Seattle Times

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation’s oldest operating nuclear plant has reduced its power after unusually low tides and high winds impacted the water levels in its intake canal. Oyster Creek declared an unusual event around 5:25 a.m. Saturday. … Continue reading

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Kids learn science at nuclear power plant via Asbury Park Press

Oyster Creek hosts 350 students LACEY — Eleven-year-old Jarrett Hillman is not certain whether he wants to pursue a career in the nuclear power industry, but he did enjoy donning protective attire and touring part of the Oyster Creek plant. … Continue reading

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GOTSCH: Nuclear concerns warranted via APP.com

In the Jan. 25 letter, “Oyster Creek ‘stood strong’ against ravages of Sandy,” the New Jersey Energy Coalition, started a few years ago with funding from the Exelon Corp., put forth a scurrilous rant about the “agenda” of people who … Continue reading

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Anti-Nuclear Groups Call For Post-Sandy Inspections [AUDIO] via New Jersey 101.5

Anti Nuclear activists are asking the Governor’s office and Nuclear Regulatory Commission to keep Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station offline until the plant’s emergency procedures and evacuation plans are re-evaluated following Hurricane Sandy. Members of Beyond Nuclear, GRAMMES, and the … Continue reading

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NRC: Exelon nuclear plant on ‘alert’ after Sandy storm surge via Chicago Tribune

Exelon Corp. declared an “alert” at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said, warning that a further water rise could force the country’s oldest working plant to use … Continue reading

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Alert Declared at Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant, Indian Point Shut Down After Hurricane Sandy via Nuclear Power Industry News

High water from Hurricane Sandy prompted an alert at Exelon’s Oyster Creek nuclear plant Monday night, while one unit at Entergy’s Indian Point shut down and a total of ten plants along the Eastern Seaboard were under the watch of … Continue reading

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