Oyster Creek Generating Station automatically shut down at 5:27 p.m. today due to an electrical disturbance on the non-nuclear side of the plant. Operators responded appropriately and all systems functioned as designed.
Notifications were made to the NRC and state officials as per procedure. The shutdown did not present any public health or safety risks.
Oyster Creek is about 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 $69 million injected directly into New Jersey's economy.