Oyster Creek nuclear plant to hold emergency drill Tuesday

Emergency vehicles will swarm the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Ocean County, but it will only be a drill.

There will be an emergency drill at Oyster

There will be an emergency drill at Oyster Creek nuclear plant on Tuesday. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

LACEY TOWNSHIP - Emergency vehicles will swarm the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Ocean County, but it will only be a drill.

The Lacey Township facility on Tuesday will conduct an exercise to test the ability of plant personnel and outside agencies to respond quickly in the event of an emergency.

Warning sirens near the plant will not be activated, but residents and those nearby may see emergency vehicles respond to or set up at the plant, and they may hear its public address system being used.

The exercise will begin in the afternoon and last until evening.

Oyster Creek is the nation's oldest nuclear power plant, and is due to close at the end of 2019.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One of the tickets was sold at the 1 Winning lottery tickets sold in New Jersey
VIDEO: Chopper 12 over East Brunswick bus crash 2 VIDEO: Chopper 12 over East Brunswick bus crash
Multiple injuries reported following bus accident in East 3 Multiple injuries reported following bus accident in East Brunswick
Collection agencies working for the IRS may call 4 Consumer Alert: IRS collections
The water line feeds many homes and business 5 Water main break in Kearny affects Bayonne

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE