Publication Date: April 2003
Publisher: New Jersey Public Interest Research Group. Law and Policy Center
Author(s): Jasmine Vasavada; Emily Rusch
Research Area: Energy
Keywords: nuclear power; public health; energy efficiency
Coverage: New Jersey
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.