Editorial: The sooner N.J.’s oldest nuke plant is shuttered the better

Oyster Creek nuclear plant new jersey

SOUTH JERSEY TIMES – In a surprise — and, most likely welcome — announcement on Tuesday, the timeline to decommission the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station just shrunk. By at least five decades.

Shutting down outdated U.S. nuclear electricity plants is usually a long-term affair because of the harmful radiation that persists. About a month ago, Oyster Creek’s owners submitted a closure plan for the nation’s oldest active commercial nuke plant taking an estimated 60 years. The lengthy term prompted eye-rolls from the environmental community …

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