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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2004

Contact: Elaine Makatura
609-292-2994

DEP and State Police Hold Public Hearings on New Jersey Radiological Emergency Response Plan

(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 emergency.

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.

Directions

  • Wednesday, July 7, 2004
    7:00 p.m.
    Salem County Courthouse
    92 Market Street
    Salem, N.J.

    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
    7:00 p.m.
    Cumberland County Administration Building
    790 East Commerce Street (Route 49)
    Bridgeton, N.J.

    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 traffic light.

  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
    7:00 p.m.
    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.

 

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