Oyster Creek Returns to Service Following Refueling and Maintenance Outage

Findings have been addressed, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Oyster Creek Generating Station has returned to service after a 42-day refueling and maintenance outage.

According to Tuesday’s Power Reactor Status Report by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the nuclear power plant was operating at 22 percent.

The power generator was taken offline on Oct. 22 for a planned refueling outage.

Since that outage, the NRC has reported the discovery of and a pinhole leak in the reactor vessel head cooling system.

Both issues have been resolved, NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan said.

“NRC metallurgical specialists reviewed the company’s evaluation of the flaws and its repair plans and work. We were satisfied that the repairs were thorough and consistent with ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Code,” he said.

Oyster Creek is the oldest operating nuclear plant in the country and provides enough around-the-clock electricity for 600,000 New Jersey homes and began commercial operations in 1969.

grace December 04, 2012 at 03:01 PM
hows that one pinhole they found?
Winston Smith December 04, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Jenny, They say its fixed. Duct tape? Call me jaded but I dont believe anyone when money is involved. Never mind big money. Put this damned thing out to pasture already
grace December 04, 2012 at 08:01 PM
couldnt agree with you more tom
Ryan Hardy December 05, 2012 at 02:46 AM
CLOSE THE PLANT! Oldest operating reactor is bound to go chernobyl eventually. I don't trust it, no matter how much lipstick they put on this pig.
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