The Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township was shut down at 3:37 a.m. Saturday so crews could look into and make repairs to a system that controls its turbine valves. The work cannot be performed while the plant is generating electricity.
The nation’s oldest operating nuclear plant has been taken offline temporarily so crews can complete some planned maintenance work.
Oyster Creek in Lacey Township, N.J., was already offline for regular maintenance before Sandy, a superstorm downgraded Monday night from a hurricane, slammed the East Coast.
Fire officials are battling a brush fire in Ocean County Thursday afternoon.
Local school kids participated in an engineering competition at Drexel University.
One of New Jersey’s nuclear plants will be shutting down for good 10 years ahead of schedule, but not for awhile.