Operators spot leak at NY nuclear reactor, shut it down; plant says no radioactivity releasedBy AP
Friday, September 10, 2010
Non-radioactive leak shuts down NY nuclear reactor
BUCHANAN, N.Y. — One of the reactors at New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant has been shut down because of a leak of non-radioactive water.
The plant’s other reactor was already offline for repairs.
Plant owner Entergy Nuclear says Indian Point 3 was safely shut down Thursday night by operators who saw the leak in a generator.
Entergy says there was no release of radioactivity and no danger to workers or the public.
The other reactor, Indian Point 2, was closed Sept. 3 for repairs. Indian Point 1 was mothballed in the 1970s.
Entergy spokesman Jerry Nappi said the last time both reactors in the New York suburbs were offline was in April 2009, when Indian Point 2 had a problem while Indian Point 3 was closed for refueling.
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