Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station

Location:

Forked River, New Jersey
39.8142, -74.2064

Owner: 

Exelon

Population Within 10 Miles:

140,318

On-Site Dry Casks: 

Yes

NRC Contact Information: 

Reactors

Oyster Creek

Reactor Type: 

Boiling Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Operating

Licensed to Operate:

12/1/1969 to 4/9/2029

Notes: 

07/25/2007: UCS notified the NRC of spills, leaks, and releases of radioactively contaminated liquids that AmerGen did not report to NRC with their July 31, 2006, voluntary groundwater protection submittal. Download the pdf >

04/10/2007: UCS notified the NRC that while AmerGen's voluntary groundwater protection submittal stated that there had been no spills of radioactively contaminated water requiring remediation, the truth is that a 1982 spill that required contaminated soil to be excavated and disposed of as low-level radioactive waste. Download the pdf >

09/26/2006: UCS queried NRC Region I about a report that workers at Oyster Creek had emptied buckets installed to collect potential leakage through the containment liner shortly before an NRC inspection into whether water was leaking through that liner. Download the pdf >

09/18/2006: UCS documented the factors leading to the year-plus reactor outage that began in February 1983 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report. Download the pdf >

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