Oyster Creek nuclear plant restarted after planned refueling

By The Associated Press


The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant is once again working at full power.


LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant is once again working at full power.

The Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township resumed normal operations shortly after 8 a.m. Friday. That came nearly a month after it went offline for maintenance work and a planned refueling.

Crews performed more than 4,000 maintenance activities during the outage and replaced nearly one-third of the reactor's fuel to keep the unit running safely and efficiently for another two-year cycle.

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.

The plant's operators have said it will close in 2019. The final refueling outage is planned for 2018.


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan: Critical Steps and Best Practices

Like a new virulent strain of flu, the impact of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is...

The Multi-Tax Challenge of Managing Excise Tax and Sales Tax

To be able to accurately calculate multiple tax types, companies must be prepared to continually ...

Operational Analytics in the Power Industry

Cloud computing, smart grids, and other technologies are changing transmission and distribution. ...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>