Oyster Creek power plant taken offline for maintenance

The Associated Press

The nation's oldest nuclear power plant has been taken offline for scheduled maintenance.


FORKED RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest nuclear power plant has been taken offline for scheduled maintenance.

A spokeswoman says all equipment performed as designed during the shutdown Monday morning at Oyster Creek Generation Station in Forked River.

Technicians will inspect, repair and test the plant's mechanical components, including a control rod drive mechanism and pumps and seals that control water flow to equipment.

Oyster Creek is located about 60 miles east of Philadelphia. It generates enough electricity to power 600,000 homes, or roughly all the homes in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined.

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