Salem & Hope Creek Generating Stations

For New Jersey Residents in the Areas Around the Salem & Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations (Salem & Cumberland Counties)

The Salem and Hope Creek Generating Stations are both located in Salem County.

The information on this page will keep your family aware of what to do in the unlikely event of an emergency at one of these stations.

This information is part of a comprehensive safety program designed by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, PSEG Nuclear LLC (the operator of the Salem and Hope Creek Generating Stations), and Exelon Nuclear (the operator of the Oyster Creek Generating Station).

All residents in the areas of New Jersey ’s nuclear generating stations should become familiar with this information and keep it handy, just as you would with medical, police, fire and emergency directions . By understanding this information, you are taking an important step for your family’s safety.

Photo of the Salem Nuclear Generating Stations

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  • Listen for 3 to 5 minute siren sounding
  • Tune your radio to an Emergency Alert System (EAS) station for information
  • The following New Jersey radio stations are a part of the Emergency Alert System:
    • WENJ-FM 97.3 (24 hrs.)
    • WJKS-FM 101.7
    • Marine Channel 16
  • Do not evacuate unless instructed.

If children are in school

  • Do not go to schools to pick up children.
  • Children will be moved to a host school and cared for until you arrive.
  • Listen to your radio and follow instructions for picking up your children.

Host Schools

Unless otherwise indicated by EAS messages, your children will be relocated to the following host schools in an emergency:

  • Mary Shoemaker School is the host school for Elsinboro Township Elementary School
  • Schalick High School is the host school for Lower Alloways Creek Township Elementary School and Quinton Township Elementary School
  • Penns Grove Middle School is the host school for John Fenwick School
  • Penns Grove High School is the host school for Salem City Middle School and Salem City High School
  • Cumberland County Regional High School is the host school for Morris Goodwin School, Stow Creek Township School and Woodland Country Day School

People with Disabilities and Access/Functional Needs

If you will need help in responding to an evacuation order, do the following:

  • Fill out the questionnaire on this website and mail it today.
  • Call your Emergency Management Office

If asked to ”Monitor and Prepare”

  • Stay in your home.
  • Close all doors and windows. Turn off fans and air conditioners. This helps keep out radioactive material.
  • Use the telephone only for an emergency.
  • Keep pets inside and shelter farm animals, if possible.
  • Keep your radio turned on and listen for emergency instructions.
  • Keep telephone lines open for emergency use.

If you are traveling in a motor vehicle

  • Close windows and air vents.

If you are not home

  • Take the best available shelter.
  • Instructions will be given on the radio. Stay inside until you are told it is safe to go out.

Need a Ride?

Try to go with a neighbor. If that’s not possible, buses will be available along major routes and will travel those routes during an evacuation. If you have special transport needs, now is the time to fill out and mail the Special Needs questionnaire.


Items to take if "Asked to Evacuate"

  • Close and lock all doors and windows.
  • Shut off appliances and faucets.
  • Bring the suggested items with you that are listed below
  • Be sure your neighbors know what to do.
  • Close car windows and vents.
  • Tune to an EAS radio station and follow instructions from officials.
  • Go to the Reception Centers identified on the radio (see map).
  • You will have plenty of time to act in an emergency. DO NOT HURRY! You may get hurt by rushing.
  • Show emergency workers that you have left the premises by taping the NOTIFIED sign (located on the foldout of this calendar) in an easily-seen front window or door.
  • If you are asked to evacuate in an emergency, you should plan to be away for at least three days. Listed below are some items you may want to take:
    • Cash/checkbook, identification/license, credit cards, keys, flashlight, portable radio, batteries and folding chairs
    • Extra clothing and footwear.
    • Two blankets per person or sleeping bags and pillows.
    • Prescriptions/medications, glasses, dentures and diet needs.
    • Towels, toiletries and sanitary supplies.
    • Baby formula, diapers and favorite toys.

For information about State Activities in New Jersey during an emergency, call
1-800-792-8314

For general non-emergency radiological information, call 609-963-6900, extension 6738, Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

For information about PSEG Salem / Hope Creek Station Status during an emergency, NJ Residents call 1-800-443-7392


Salem County Office of Emergency Management

1-856-769-2900


Cumberland County Office of Emergency Management

1-856-455-8770


New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management

P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628-0068
1-800-792-8314


New Jersey Department Environmental Protection

Bureau of Nuclear Engineering
P.O. Box 415
Trenton, NJ 08625-0415
1-609-984-7700


Police, fire and ambulance

Salem County 911
Cumberland County 911


Salem Hope Creek Emergency Response Planning Areas Map [pdf]


Descriptions of the Emergency Response Planning Areas

The Following Is A Description Of The ERPA Boundaries Directed To Evacuate

Emergency Response Planing Area 1 is the western portion of Lower Alloways Creek Township. It consists of the area from the edge of the Delaware River along Mill Creek to Money Island Road. It then goes north on Money Island Road to Fort Elfsborg-Hancocks Bridge Road and east on Fort Elfsborg-Hancocks Bridge Road to the LAC/Elsinboro boundary line. It continues northeast to the boundary for Salem City and proceeds south down the LAC/Quinton boundary and along Salem New Bridge/Harmersville Canton Road/Main Street Canton to the county line. It then continues south on the county line to Delaware Bay.

Emergency Response Planning Area 2 consists of the eastern portion of Lower Alloways Creek Township and the western portion of Quinton Township. It starts at the intersection of Quaker Neck Road and the Salem City line and goes east along Quaker Neck Road to the Mannington Township line. It continues southeast along the Quinton/Alloway Township boundary to Alloway Road (Route 581), then turns west to Burden Hill Road and south to Route 49. It then goes southeast along Route 49 to Gravely Hill Road. It then continues southwest on Gravely Hill Road to Quinton Jericho Road, then southeast to the county line. It continues west along the county line to Main Street Canton. It then goes northwest along Main Street Canton/Harmersville Canton Road/Salem New Bridge Roads and continues northwest along the Lower Alloways Creek/Quinton Township boundary to the Salem City line and then proceeds northeast along Salem City\Quinton line to Quaker Neck Road.

Emergency Response Planning Area 3 consists of the township of Elsinboro and Salem City. It starts at the Delaware River and goes east along the Salem River to the southern edge of Mannington Marsh. It then goes east along the boundary line between Salem City and Mannington and continues south/southeast along the Salem/Quinton and Lower Alloways Creek/Elsinboro township line to Fort Elfsborg Hancocks Bridge Road. It then goes west to Money Island Road, then south to Mill Creek and west to the Delaware River.

Emergency Response Planning Area 4 consists of the Southern portion of Mannington Township. It starts at the intersection of Quaker Neck Road and the Salem City line and goes east along Quaker Neck Road to the Mannington Township line. It then goes northwest to Fenwick Creek and then north to Penna Reading Railroad line and northwest to East Robert Street. It continues west past Newell Street to the Salem River. It then goes south along the river to the H.J. Heinz Company, then goes east along the Salem/Mannington boundary to intersection of Salem City line and Quaker Neck Road.

Emergency Response Planning Area 5 is the southern portion of Pennsville Township. It starts at Salem Cove and goes east along the Salem River to a point near H.J. Heinz Company. It then goes north on a direct line to Old Toll Bridge Road then north and west into Lenape Drive to Route 49. It continues south on Route 49 to Lighthouse Road and then goes northwest on Lighthouse Road to Fort Mott Road, then south to the entrance to Finn's Point National Cemetery.

Emergency Response Planning Area 6 is the western portion of Stow Creek. It starts at the intersection of Quinton Jericho Road and Stow Creek and continues southwest along Stow Creek across Main Street Canton and turns south along Stow Creek to Raccoon Ditch. It then goes east along Raccoon Ditch to the south shore of Davis Mill Pond. It continues east to Macanippuck Road and turns north to Buckhorn Road, then turns east to Quinton Jericho Road. It continues northwest on Quinton Jericho Road to Stow Creek.

Emergency Response Planning Area 7 is the western portion of Greenwich Township. It starts at Oyster Cove and goes north along Stow Creek (county line) to Raccoon Ditch. It then goes east on Raccoon Ditch to the south shore of Davis Mill Pond and continues to the intersection of Chestnut Road (aka Causeway Road). It then turns south on Chestnut Road to Mill Road (aka Bacon's Neck-Othello Road) and goes southwest along Mill Road to the intersection of Gum Tree Corner Road. It then goes south on Gum Tree Corner Road to Bacon's Neck Road, then turns southwest to Tindall Island Road. It continues south on Tindall Island Road to the Cohansey River, then goes southwest along the Cohansey River to the Delaware Bay.

Emergency Response Planning Area 8 consists of a portion of Delaware Bay south of Artificial Island. It starts at the Delaware/New Jersey line on Artificial Island and goes west one mile then south to southeast along the Delaware Bay boundary line between New Jersey and Delaware to Cohansey Point. It then goes east three miles to Cohansey Point.



Evacuation Routes For Each ERPA And Their Respective Reception Centers for Salem & Hope Creek

Evacuation Routes To Salem VO Tech

ERPA 1 - Proceed north on Salem Hancocks Bridge Road (County Route 658) to State Route 49. Continue west on State Route 49 to intersection of State Route 45. Turn northeast on State Route 45 and continue past the Memorial Hospital of Salem County and bear right on State Route 45 after the Hospital. Follow traffic officers directions to the Reception Center at the Salem County Vo Tech.

ERPA 2 - Proceed north on Quinton-Jericho Road (County Route 626) to intersection of State Route 49. Continue west on State Route 49 to intersection of State Route 45. Turn northeast on State Route 45 and continue past the Memorial Hospital of Salem County and bear right on State Route 45 after the Hospital. Follow traffic officers directions to the Reception Center at the Salem County Vo Tech.

ERPA 3 - Proceed northeast on Fort Elfsborg Road (County Route 625) to State Route 49. Continue west on State Route 49 to intersection of State Route 45 and continue past the Memorial Hospital of Salem County and bear right on State Route 45 after the Hospital. Follow traffic officers directions to the Reception Center at the Salem County Vo Tech.

ERPA 4 - Proceed northeast on State Route 45 and continue past the Memorial Hospital of Salem County and bear right on State Route 45 after the Hospital. Follow traffic officers directions to the Reception Center at the Salem County Vo Tech.

ERPA 5 - Proceed northeast on Suppawna Road to State Route 49. Turn east on State Route 49 to intersection of State Route 45 and continue past the Memorial Hospital of Salem County and bear right on State Route 45 after the Hospital. Follow traffic officers directions to the Reception Center at the Salem County Vo Tech.

ERPA 6 - Proceed north and east on Jericho Road-Moore's Corner Road (County Route 624) to State Route 49. Turn west on State Route 49 to intersection of State Route 45. Turn northeast on State Route 45. Follow traffic officers directions to the Reception Center at the Salem County Vo Tech.

ERPA 7 - Proceed east on Stathem's Neck Road (County Route 642) to Upper Roadstown Road (County Route 703) and continue northeast to Roadstown Road (County Route 620) and onto State Route 49. Turn west on State Route 49 to intersection of State Route 45. Turn north on State Route 45 and continue past the Memorial Hospital of Salem County and bear right on State Route 45 after the Hospital. Follow traffic officers directions to the Reception Center at the Salem County Vo Tech.

ERPA 8 - Waterway


Evacuation Routes To Bridgeton High School

ERPA 1 - Proceed east on local roads to Harmersville-Pecks Corner Road (County Route 667) east to State Route 49, turn right on State Route 49 east to West Park Drive (County Route 661) to West Avenue, turn right on West Avenue. Follow traffic officers directions to Bridgeton High School Reception Center on the left.

ERPA 2 - Proceed east on local roads to State Route 49, turn right on State Route 49 east to West Park Drive (County Route 661) to West Avenue, turn right on West Avenue. Follow traffic officers directions to Bridgeton High School Reception Center on the left.

ERPA 3 - Proceed northeast on Fort Elfsborg Road (County Route 625) to State Route 49. Continue southeast on State Route 49 east to West Park Drive (County Route 661) to West Avenue, turn right on West Avenue. Follow traffic officers directions to Bridgeton High School Reception Center on the left.

ERPA 4 - Proceed south on State Route 45 to the intersection of State Route 49. Turn east on State Route 49 to Bridgeton. Continue southeast on Route 49 east to West Park Drive (County Route 661) to West Avenue, turn right on West Avenue. Follow traffic officers directions to Bridgeton High School Reception Center on the left.

ERPA 5 - Proceed northeast on Suppawna Road to State Route 49. Continue southeast on State Route 49 east to West Park Drive (County Route 661) to West Avenue, turn right on West Avenue. Follow traffic officers directions to Bridgeton High School Reception Center on the left.

ERPA 6 - Proceed north and east on Jericho Road-Moore's Corner Road (County Route 624) to State Route 49. Continue southeast on State Route 49 to Bridgeton. Follow traffic officers directions to the Reception Center at the Bridgeton High School on West Avenue.

ERPA 7 - Proceed east on Stathem's Neck Road (County Route 642) to Upper Roadstown Road (County Route 703) and continue northeast to Roadstown Road (County Route 620) and onto State Route 49. Continue southeast on State Route 49 to Bridgeton. Follow traffic officers directions to the Reception Center at the Bridgeton High School.

ERPA 8 - Waterway