PSEG Nuclear's Hope Creek Generating Station taken offline for refueling
PSEG Nuclear's Hope Creek Generating Station was safely taken offline today just after midnight for its scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. The operation marked a new record for the plant's longest continuous production run of 517 consecutive days online. While the plant is offline, employees will replace a quarter of the reactor's secure, onsite fuel and perform nearly 14,000 inspections, tests and maintenance activities. PSEG Nuclear also is investing $41M in capital equipment upgrades to improve reliability and ensure safe operations. To support the extensive list of work, approximately 1,000 contractors and craftspeople representing 10 different trade unions are working with PSEG employees during the outage. While in the Salem County area, these workers will live and shop locally giving a major boost to the local economy.