7 workers sickened by fumes inside N.J. nuclear reactor building

LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TWP. —  Seven workers were sickened by fumes inside of a nuclear reactor containment building Thursday evening, an official said.

The incident took place around 9 p.m. Thursday at the Salem 2 plant, according to Joe Delmar, a spokesman for PSEG Nuclear.

It prompted the company to declare an “unusual event,” the lowest of four emergency classifications at a nuclear plant. That declaration was lifted by plant officials at 12:58 p.m. Friday.

Salem 2 is one of three nuclear reactors operated by PSEG at its Artificial Island generating complex in Lower Alloways Creek Township. The unit had …read more

Source: NJ.com Salem

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