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July 17 Public meeting on Oyster Creek nuclear plant decommissioning

Public meeting on Oyster Creek nuclear plant decommissioning, MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST Staff Writer

    Jul 4, 2018  LACEY TOWNSHIP — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold a public meeting July 17 to discuss the $1.4 billion, 60-year plan for decommissioning the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generation Station here.

The plant is due to close for good Sept. 17, after operating for about 50 years.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Lacey Township Community Hall, 101 N. Main St., in Forked River.

Under the SAFESTOR plan chosen by owner Exelon Generation Co., plant shutdown and defueling will start Sept. 17 and finish Sept. 30.

That would be followed by about 1.5 years of preparing for 55 years of dormancy, during which time spent fuel would be stored in wet pools for five years, then moved to dry storage and ultimately removed to a facility approved by the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Exelon submitted the Oyster Creek Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report to the NRC on May 21.  A copy of the report is available on the NRC website in the electronic documents section, ADAMS accession number ML18141A775.

    NRC will accept public comments on the report until Sept. 10. A Federal Register notice provides more information. Mail comments to: May Ma, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN-7-A60M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

    Contact: 609-272-7219

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July 6, 2018 - Posted by | general

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