Gallery: New Jersey’s Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant on ‘Alert’ Due t...

Last night Exelon Corp. declared an “alert” at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant as a result of Hurricane Sandy‘s record-breaking storm surge. The alert is the second-lowest level of the four-tier emergency scale established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the NRC warns that a further water rise could force the country’s oldest working plant to use emergency water supplies to cool its spent uranium fuel rods to prevent the release of radiation.

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