LACEY – It’s been six years since the unforgettable Superstorm Sandy took out some of the most beloved parts of the Jersey Shore. Not only did Sandy wash away memorable parts of places like Seaside Heights and parts of Long Beach Island, but it also posed a risk to those who lived near the oldest operating nuclear power plant in the country: Oyster Creek Generating Station.
Today, Oyster Creek is officially closed down, its reactors turned off. Jersey Shore Online reported on Sept. 17, 2018 when Exelon Generation officials announced the closure of Oyster Creek and the beginning stages of decommissioning. However, when Sandy hit at the end of October 2012, Oyster Creek was still operating and faced major issues as a result of the storm.