Nation’s Oldest Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down

Courthouse News reports:

The oldest nuclear power plant in the country will shut down later today, months earlier than scheduled and a decade before its license runs out.

Located by the Jersey Shore, about 50 miles east of Philadelphia in Lacey Township, Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station went online on Dec. 1, 1969, and was granted the country’s first nuclear power plant license.

That license was renewed for an additional 20-year term in 2009, a year after the plant was integrated into Exelon Generation, but talks soon turned to closing the plant after efforts to beef up its cooling systems fell through.