NJ nuke plant cuts power as Irene nears
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - August 27, 2011 (WPVI) -- The nation's oldest nuclear reactor, located a few miles from the New Jersey coast, is reducing power in case it needs to shut down completely as a result of high winds from Hurricane Irene.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Exelon Corp.-operated Oyster Creek will have to shut down if onsite winds top 85 mph. The plant went online in 1969.
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