LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation’s oldest nuclear power plant is back online following the replacement of a balky electrical transformer.

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

The plant had been operating at reduced power since Dec. 12 after one of its two transformers produced abnormal readings when it was started up following a November refueling outage.

That transformer was replaced with the station’s spare transformer this week.

Oyster Creek is located approximately 60 miles east of Philadelphia. The plant produces 636 megawatts of electricity per hour, enough to power approximately 600,000 homes.

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Comments (2)
  1. anon says:

    coal? wow. if mountain top removal is environmentally friendly we should just keep chugging along at our unsustainable rate any way. if youre going to reform our energy provisions, just go with solar. or tidal. or geo thermal. or wind. these things are not based on nonrenewable resources. i lived near lacey and have many friends from lacey and they want to know why their kids have cancer and their soil and water are so toxic they cant go outside without radiation poisoning. oyster creek put in a ‘spare’ transformer? they should be shut down for pumping trillions of gallons of tritium into the the bay killing all the wild life. why arent there any oysters in oyster creek? ask ocng. the water is super heated now. the people that run this thing shouldnt be able to sleep at night, its disgusting.

  2. GreenPeace says:

    Shut down the nukes. Burn COAL, it’s more Environmentally Friendly.

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