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Unnecessary Risk: The Case for Retiring Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant

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Publication Date: April 2003

Publisher(s): New Jersey Public Interest Research Group. Law and Policy Center

Author(s): Jasmine Vasavada; Emily Rusch

Funder(s): Educational Foundation of America

Funder(s): Educational Foundation of America

Topic: Energy (Nuclear power)

Keywords: nuclear power; public health; energy efficiency

Type: Report

Coverage: New Jersey

Abstract:

New Jersey's Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant is the oldest operating nuclear power plant in the country. Exelon Corporation has applied for a 20-year license extension to continue running this aging plant in the fastest growing region in the state. Unnecessary Risk: The Case for Retiring Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant details the ways in which Oyster Creek threatens public health and safety in New Jersey, why Oyster Creek's spent fuel pools are particularly vulnerable, and how New Jersey can meet its electricity needs without depending on Oyster Creek.