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The Oyster Creek power plant - Lacey Township, NJ - File / Photo: Exelon

Local Residents Want New Jersey Nuclear Power Plant To Stay Open

People living near the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station packed a public hearing on its future Thursday, dismissing environmental concerns as “pseudoscience” and focusing on the jobs and tax revenues the plant provides.

07/07/2011

NJ Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

NJ Gov. Christie Presents Energy Master Plan

Gov. Chris Christie is going green, unveiling an energy master plan that would reduce the Garden State’s energy carbon footprint by 22.5 percent in ten years.

06/07/2011

The Oyster Creek power plant - Lacey Township, NJ - File / Photo: Exelon

Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant Offline For Maintenance

Work will include repairs to one of five recirculation pumps that are used to move water through the reactor during power operations. Crews will also do preventive maintenance that will ready the plant for the summer season.

05/02/2011

The Oyster Creek power plant - Lacey Township, NJ - File / Photo: Exelon

Sen. Menendez, Gov. Christie Concerned About NJ Nuclear Plants

New Jersey’s junior Senator is worried because some of the state’s plants are similar to the Japanese plants. The governor is worried about the material beyond their closure.

03/17/2011

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Pa. Man Accused Of Bringing Gun To NJ Nuke Plant

Authorities in New Jersey said a Pennsylvania man had a pistol and hollow-point bullets when he drove through the front gate of the Oyster Creek nuclear plant.

02/09/2011

Generic Nuclear Power Plant File Photo (credit: AP)

Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant Back Online

The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generation Station in Lacey Township was returned to normal service after a main power transformer was replaced.

12/17/2010

Gov. Chris Christie

Christie Unveils Barnegat Bay Protection Program

The centerpiece of the plan is the early closure of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant. The plant sucks 1.4 billions of gallons of water each day from the bay and then discharges warmer water back.

12/09/2010

Generic Nuclear Power Plant File Photo (credit: AP)

Oyster Creek Set To Close Earlier

Exelon, the nation’s largest nuclear power operator, agreed to close the plant 10 years earlier than its license called for. In return, New Jersey environmental officials dropped their insistence that the plant build one or more cooling towers.

12/09/2010

Generic Nuclear Power Plant File Photo (credit: AP)

Oyster Creek Nuke Plant Back Online

Workers replaced both of the plant’s main power transformers, refueled the reactor and did maintenance that can only be performed while the unit is offline.

12/02/2010