- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 1, 2009

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) - Federal regulators have agreed to extend the license of the nation’s oldest nuclear power plant to 2029.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 3-1 on Wednesday to grant a new license to the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township, N.J.

Oyster Creek’s design _ a boiling water reactor _ is considered obsolete by today’s standards.

The plant is located about 60 miles east of Philadelphia. It provides 9 percent of New Jersey’s electricity.

Oyster Creek and Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station in upstate New York both went online Dec. 1, 1969. But Oyster Creek is considered older because its initial license was granted first.

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