New Jersey has one of the highest rates of cancer in the country. And now a bill moving through the NJ Legislature aims to weaken protections from known and suspected cancer-causing chemicals in our tap water.
Hurricane Sandy caused incredible damage at the Jersey Shore and surrounding areas, including causing increased safety risks at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (OC) along Barnegat Bay.
During the storm, flooding was just inches away from disrupting the plant’s emergency cooling system. And now, plant officials have discovered “indications” – new cracks or precursors to cracks – in and around OC’s reactor vessels and control rods and the evacuation plan has proven inadequate.
Take Action! Contact NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin and urge him to do more to put the safety of our people and environment first. Oyster Creek should pose less, not more, risk of nuclear catasrophe post-Sandy than before.