Residents and neighbors of the Oyster Creek Generating Station are invited to learn more about the facility, its people, its past and its future at Community Information Night, Monday June 18.
This annual educational event, runs from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Through interactive displays and activities, Exelon representatives and technical experts will provide information on nuclear energy topics including plant operations, decommissioning, emergency preparedness, used fuel storage, safety, security, environmental stewardship and community outreach.
The Oyster Creek Hall of Memories, a museum-like exhibition that celebrates the generating station's history, legacy and impact on the community, will be showcased at the event. Created by employees themselves, the Hall of Memories takes visitors on a walk through the history of the plant with photos, displays, artifacts and other memorabilia.
"For nearly a half-century, the men and women who work at Oyster Creek have been dedicated professionals with a commitment to safe, reliable operations and a great deal of pride in what they do. Events like Community Information Night are a perfect opportunity to show our neighbors that pride and commitment," said Tim Moore, Oyster Creek site vice president. "And our new Hall of Memories is a recognition of every employee who has ever had a role in Oyster Creek excellence."
Light refreshments will be available. Community Information Night, and the Hall of Memories are at the Oyster Creek Training Center off Route 9 on Intake View Lane, just north of the plant's main entrance in Forked River. For more information, contact Communications Manager Suzanne D'Ambrosio at 609-971-2185.
Oyster Creek is located 60 miles east of Philadelphia in Ocean County, New Jersey. The plant produces 636 net megawatts of electricity at full power, enough electricity to supply 600,000 typical homes, the equivalent to all homes in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined. In addition, plant workers, through their payrolls, are responsible for more than $96 million injected directly into New Jersey's economy.