Oyster Creek pump shutdown causes fish kill

    When a water cooling pump at the Oyster Creek nuclear plant shut down yesterday, water temperatures rose, killing fish in a nearby canal.

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said today the pump shut down around 8 p.m. after a problem with the Jersey Central Power & Light grid.

    The Star-Ledger reports about 300 fish died even though the Lacey Township plan reduced reactor power to control discharge water temperature. Power was restored this morning.

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