DEP and State Police
Hold Public Hearings on New Jersey Radiological Emergency
(04/78) TRENTON -- The Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) today announced that a series of public
hearings and information sessions are being held to discuss
the New Jersey Radiological Emergency Response Plan - a
plan developed by DEP and the New Jersey State Police to
coordinate and implement an immediate, comprehensive state,
county, and municipal action plan in the event of a nuclear
Three informational sessions and public hearings will be
held to increase public awareness and to seek comments regarding
the adequacy and effectiveness of the state's response plan.
The informal sessions, led by DEP, begin at 6:00 p.m. to
allow participants to talk directly with individual DEP
staff members. At 7 p.m., there will be a joint State Police
and DEP formal public hearing.
The first meeting will be held today, Wednesday, July 7,
in Salem County in the Freeholder Meeting Room, on the first
floor of the Salem County Courthouse.
The second meeting will be held Wednesday, July 14, in
Cumberland County. This meeting will take place at the Cumberland
County Administration Building, 790 East Commerce Street
(Route 49), Bridgeton.
The third and final meeting will address the emergency
response plan for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station
in Ocean County. This meeting will take place on Wednesday,
July 21, at the Ocean County Emergency Operations Center,
Route 530 and Mule Road in Berkeley Township.
- Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Salem County Courthouse
92 Market Street
From Exit 1 of the Turnpike or Exit 1 off 295,
take Route 49 east to Salem. Turn left onto Market Street
(Route 45). The Salem County Courthouse is on the right.
- Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Cumberland County Administration Building
790 East Commerce Street (Route 49)
From Exit 2 of the New Jersey Turnpike or Exit
11 off 295, take Route 322 east to Route 77 in Mullica
Hill. Follow Route 77 south to Route 49 in Bridgeton.
Turn left onto Route 49. The Cumberland County Administration
Building is on the right, immediately after the second
- Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Ocean County Emergency Operations Center
Route 530 and Mule Road
Berkeley Township, New Jersey
From the intersection of Rt. 70 and Rt. 539, proceed south
on Rt. 539. Immediately after the intersection (Rt.70
and Rt.539), make the first left onto Rt. 530. Follow
Rt. 530 through Whiting. Continue on Rt. 530 to the entrance
to the Robert J. Miller Air Park on the right. Turn right
and proceed to the Ocean County Emergency Operations Center
on the left.
From Toms River, follow Rt. 530 west to the Robert J.
Miller Air Park on the left. Turn left from Rt. 530 and
proceed to the Ocean County Emergency Operations Center
on the left.