14 Dec: Smith: Viability Of Barnegat Bay Deserves Legislative Focus In New Session

TRENTON – Senator Bob Smith, D-Middlesex and Somerset, and Chairman of the Senate Environment Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the Committee’s more than two-hour-long hearing of his legislation requiring cooling towers to be installed at Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant to protect the Barnegat Bay from heated water discharges from the plant:

“Today, we heard from stakeholders on behalf of the environmental community, the energy community and the local community, in a productive hearing on the future environmental viability of the Barnegat Bay.