Contact Us

Oyster Creek Remains Offline

The Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Lacey Township remains off-line, while crews work on a vital component used to cool down the reactor.

Oyster Creek
Oyster Creek nuclear plant (Exelon)

In the early hours of Saturday morning, workers were conducting turbine valve tests when there was an issue involving the control system. The reactor pressure was increasing. As per safety protocol, they shut the plant down. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is now working to monitor the situation.

At this point, officials are trying to determine what exactly went wrong and why the pressure was increasing.  NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan said “we have resident inspectors on site and they are looking into the matter. We will also hear from them on whether or not they think more inspections need to be done at the plant. That hasn’t been determined yet.”

Oyster Creek plant spokesperson Suzanne D’Ambrosio tells Townsquare Media News that “there was never a time that the public or the workers were at risk during the situation. We have things well under control right now and the maintenance work will continue until further notice.”

There is no word on when the plant will be brought back online.

Best of WOBMAM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobmam.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.