Oyster Creek
March, 2008 file photo of the Oyster Creek Generating Station on Rt. 9 in Lacey Twp. Bill Gross

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is preparing to release even more details about a tritium leak at the Oyster Creek Generating Station in Lacey Township.

State Sen. Christopher J. Connors and Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf, both R-9th, urged the federal agency to release detailed information about the leak and whether it posed any theats to public health or safety.

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The leak was discovered in April shortly after Oyster Creek's operating license was renewed for another 20 years. Tritium is a naturally occurring radioactive form of hydrogen.

The two asked for the information to push for more transparency about what is happening at the Lacey Township plant, the oldest continuously operating nuclear plant in the country.

In July, the NRC reported that the leaks were caused by protective coating not being properly applied to pipes in the early 1990s. Reports from that time indicated that the coating had been done properly, but the NRC's inspection revealed otherwise.

Oyster Creek reported that there was no threat to public health or safety at any time.

The previous report was mailed to about 8,300 residents living near the nuclear plant.

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