Public silent when asked for comment about Salem nuclear reactor safety plan

    Representatives from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Nuclear Engineering, the state Department of Health and Senior Services and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management were all in one room last night as they waited for public comment on the state’s Radiological Emergency Response Plan for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear reactors.

    There wasn’t any.

    As the plan comes up for review, PSEG Nuclear invited the public to learn about the protocols set up should an accident happen at the Lower Alloways Creek Township facilities.

    It seems nearby residents are fine with the plans, since Today’s Sunbeam reports most of the people at the Salem County Courthouse meeting were with the state, county or PSEG.

    Plans for the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone around the reactors include a possible evacuation, food supply safety check and radiation monitoring should one of the three reactors release radiation.

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