Public Meeting on Operation and Closure of Oyster Creek Rescheduled

The meeting, which was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, will be held on Monday, Jan. 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean County Administration Building

The Department of Environmental Protection has rescheduled its Oyster Creek Safety Advisory Panel public meeting, which was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy, for Monday, Jan. 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean County Administration Building.

The focus of the meeting will be on the safe operation and closure of Oyster Creek Generating Station. 

Members of the Oyster Creek Safety Advisory Panel will be available to discuss plant-related matters. The panel was created to assist the DEP with the evaluation of the safe operation and cessation of operations at Oyster Creek, a news release said.

The panel consists of DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Edward Dickson and independent consultant Adam Cohen.

The closure of Oyster Creek was announced in December 2010. The nuclear plant will cease operation in 2019, 10 years before its operating license expires. Prior to closing down, a decommissioning plan has to be established.

The public will be included in the decommissioning process as several meetings are to be held by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the vicinity of the nuclear plant. Paul Baldauf, Director of the DEP, noted that the Nov. 5 meeting is not a part of that process.

"The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public an opportunity to speak to the Panel and communicate any concerns regarding the operation of Oyster Creek and the cessation of operations in 2019," he said.

The public meeting will be held similarly to a “town” meeting, according to Tammy Morin, Nuclear Engineer of the Bureau of Nuclear Engineering at the DEP. The public will have the opportunity to provide comments for the panel to consider, she said. Questions may also be asked.

At this time, there is no confirmation that a formal presentation will be held at the meeting. 

The Ocean County Administration Building is located at 101 Hooper Avenue in Toms River. The meeting will be held in room 119.

grace December 27, 2012 at 03:18 PM
close it now thanks
Francis December 27, 2012 at 03:26 PM
The town spent 22.5k for a survey for property the town owns adjacent the plant Why not form a partnership with Green energy co s and use the profits to stabilize the tax rate. Put a cap on police pay rates Any sign of the permit for Parker and Reids road?
Al ways wright December 27, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Move now Jenny!
doing the neutron dance December 28, 2012 at 12:36 AM
i got my iodine pills. i should be glowing by the time i get to the parkway
ray December 28, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Amazing that people who can hardly put words into grammatically correct sentences have a voice in the usage of nuclear facilities. Not only are they against progress, they also are afraid of Big Foot, the Elders of Zion, and haven't got the word as yet that the Mayans were wrong. This is what happens when the inmates begin running the asylum.
Francis December 28, 2012 at 03:59 AM
Earth to Ray The oldest plant is closing Climate change is real
doing the neutron dance December 28, 2012 at 05:52 AM
ray and the rest of the grammar police last month the reactor had a pinhole leak. if you had a pinhole leak in your car radiator or your baseboard heating you would either be stuck on the side of the parkway or you would come home to a flooded living room. but thanks to nuclear scientists like you a nuclear reactor leak is nothing to write home about. i hope i used enough commas before i got cancer.
donald hinman December 28, 2012 at 11:18 AM
This plant creates jobs in our community. Keeps our taxes lower and is environmentally sound. The fact that they can even find a pinhole leak is amazing. Great job.
Captain Ed December 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Why are people being so critical and ridiculous on here. You sound like morons. Really, your bitching about not having perfect grammar like that defines intelligence or reason. Einstein was dyslexic so I guess if his theory of relativity was missing a few commas he was stupid? And how do you know the Mayans were wrong. The world could end any day now. Maybe they just got the date wrong. :-)
grace December 29, 2012 at 09:40 PM
packing as we speak...where did i put those iodine pills
grace December 29, 2012 at 09:43 PM
ok stop with the keeping taxes low already...they go up all the time and our taxes are based on household incomes and property values..we are in forked river people not monmouth county of course the taxes are lower...
grace December 29, 2012 at 10:08 PM
you are right captain..i think its time for me to reread the book of revelations
jimmyneutron January 06, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Foolish uneducated people, put Our Safety behind some jobs and taxes. The plant is in absolute dis-repair the containment is compromised the piping is rusted thru and some of the systems cant be fixed due to the company budget. They are running wide open til they close, with less and less maint. the next 5yrs. Will be the most DANGEROUS. So pray we are lucky,we have been but LUCK runs out!!!
Rich Buzzeo January 06, 2013 at 05:41 PM
The Mayans dident happen to mention Forked River in their prediction , as the starting piont ,did they? ps notice the commas?
Sherman January 06, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Shutter Down Replace it with gas,wind,solar
Project Bluebeam January 07, 2013 at 06:43 AM
i did but youre spelling isnt quite up to snuff. get my piont?
Project Bluebeam January 07, 2013 at 06:45 AM
if you dont like a little radiation then move. exelon donates a couple of grand every year for the town parade. sure they make hundreds of millions but they still are donating right?
grace January 07, 2013 at 02:35 PM
hysterical bluebeam! and that is some parade!!


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