NJPIRG ASKS YOU TO ATTEND OYSTER CREEK MEETING - FEB 24

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NJPIRG ASKS YOU TO ATTEND OYSTER CREEK MEETING - FEB 24

Date: 18 Feb 2004
From: "Dena Mottola, NJPIRG Executive Director" {DenaM@njpirg.org}

Dear NJPIRG supporter,

I want to invite you to a meeting about Oyster Creek nuclear power
plant. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 from 7
pm to 9 pm in Ocean County at the Lacey Township High School, located
at 73 Haines Street in Lacey, New Jersey. Read below for more
directions.

Come hear experts speak on the health, safety and environmental risks
associated with keeping Oyster Creek, the oldest operating nuclear
power plant in the country, open an additional twenty-years beyond its
lifetime. It is likely that supporters of the plant will be present,
so please encourage your friends and family to attend. We need as many
opponents of the plant at this meeting as possible to ensure our
voices ring clear.

The meeting is free, but we'd like to know roughly how many people to
expect. Please email me in advance if you think you'll be coming. You
can reach me at the following email address:
DenaM@njpirg.org

I hope to see you there!

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DIRECTIONS:

The Lacey Township High School is located at 73 Haines Street in Lacey
off Exit 74 of the Garden State Parkway. Once you exit the parkway, go
through the Toll Booth and go east on Lacey road. Just before you hit
the light on Lacey road, turn onto the jug handle on your right to
take you on Manchester Ave. Continue down Manchester Ave until the
first light, the intersection of Haines Street and Manchester Ave.
Turn right on Haines Street and the school will be on your right.

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Dena Mottola
NJPIRG Executive Director
DenaM@njpirg.org
http://www.NJPIRG.org
 
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I assume the meeting is open for people of all opinions. :D
Renee
 

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I'm going to put my JeffD hat on for a second. If they close OC, where are they going to get electricity to replace what the facility puts out? They're either going to have to build a new plant, or buy the electricity from somewhere else. Either way, I get hit in the pocket.

I am a very strong supporter of nuclear power. It's clean and safe. I dare say it's better for the environment than any other power production system besides wind or water. I'd rather keep OC open then see a new coal plant open up.
 
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bruset said:
I'm going to put my JeffD hat on for a second. If they close OC, where are they going to get electricity to replace what the facility puts out? They're either going to have to build a new plant, or buy the electricity from somewhere else. Either way, I get hit in the pocket.

I am a very strong supporter of nuclear power. It's clean and safe. I dare say it's better for the environment than any other power production system besides wind or water. I'd rather keep OC open then see a new coal plant open up.
I understand where you are coming from. I think we had a thread once on where everyone would go to work, too--at the local Walmart?
I do feel that the nuclear power plant does need to have mandated upgrades to make it safer, though.
Renee
 
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COMPANY WILL SEEK TO EXTEND LICENSE AT OYSTER CREEK

Date: 040219
From: http://www.newsday.com/

COMPANY WILL SEEK TO EXTEND OPERATING LICENSE AT OYSTER CREEK

Associated Press, February 19, 2004

Lacey Township - AmerGen Energy Co. said Thursday that it plans to
submit an operating license extension application next year for the
Oyster Creek nuclear power plant.

The plant's current operating license expires in April 2009. If
approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the extension
would be until 2029, according to AmerGen, a wholly owned Exelon Corp.
company.

Site Vice President Bud Swenson said Thursday in a written statement
that Oyster Creek is a clean, safe and reliable source of electricity
for the state.

"We produce 9 percent of New Jersey's electricity with almost no air
emissions," Swenson said. "It's a major economic engine for Ocean
County. We want those contributions to continue, and we will do it in
a safe, efficient, environmentally sensitive way or we won't do it at
all."

But opponents including the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group
said Thursday that the application should be denied.

"New Jerseyans don't want a 60-year-old reactor in their backyards
and we don't need it," said Suzanne Leta, an energy associate with
NJPIRG.

DEP Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell said last week that
deteriorating equipment at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant must
be replaced and security there enhanced before its operating license
is renewed.

Problems found at the 34-year-old plant could warrant its closing
when its license expires in 2009, he said.

"We have very serious concerns about the plant and particularly any
anticipated effort to renew the license," Campbell told the Asbury
Park Press of Neptune.

Exelon officials say the facility continues to meet strict federal
security requirements, and that Exelon spends $10 million each year to
upgrade equipment, improve safety and increase efficiency.
 

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I'm all for keeping the plant modernized. I think an older plant like that needs to be regulated strictly. I just don't want to see it shut down just because it's old.