Oyster Creek FEMA Drill, Public Review Upcoming
On Tuesday, June 12, a simulated nuclear accident at the Oyster Creek Generating Station in Lacey Township will test Ocean County's response capabilities. The following Friday, you can observe the results in Berkeley Township.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) oversees the annual drill that addresses potential conditions inside the plant's 10-mile critical planning zone. County and local emergency workers in all 17 communities and Oyster Creek employees are reviewed with an eye for what works, and what needs work.
FEMA officials will disclose their findings in a public meeting June 15 at Robert J. Miller Airpark. It starts at 1 PM. The Ocean County Office of Emergency Management is headquartered at the airfield on Route 530.