Tuesday’s Salem Nuclear Plant Emergency Alert Was ‘Mistake’
A message sent out Tuesday night that there was some type of incident at a Salem County nuclear plant was a mistake, officials say.
According to NJ.com, Joe Delmar, a spokesman for PSEG Nuclear said an alert drill at the plant Tuesday night was mistakenly posted as an actual emergency.
"We are conducting an emergency drill. Some of the drill scenario was mistaken for an actual emergency. We are working with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management to correct this information. Again, there is no emergency."
"There is no nuclear emergency at the plant," said Brenda Banks, spokeswoman for Salem County. Salem County officials were not responsible, she said.
The mistaken alert went out shortly before 9 p.m. Afterwards, in Salem and Cumberland counties, a reverse 911 call was put out alerting residents that there was no emergency at the nuclear generating complex in Lower Alloways Creek Township.