Oyster Creek nuclear plant shut down

Monday, July 23, 2012
Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant

In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 picture, workers walk in front of a large square building that houses the nuclear reactor at the Oyster Creek nuclear plant in Lacey Township, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Officials shut down the Oyster Creek nuclear plant in Lacey Township after the plant lost off-site power Monday.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says emergency generators powered safety systems and plant operators responded appropriately to the situation.

Officials believe the loss of power resulted from a ground of a high-voltage line that provides electricity to the nuclear plant in Ocean County.

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