NY Nuclear Plant Blames Shutdown on ‘Minor’ Issue


The company that owns the Indian Point nuclear power plant says one of the plant’s two reactors will remain closed for a couple of days following “a relatively minor equipment issue” that forced a shutdown.

The Indian Point 2 reactor was shut down at around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after several control rods lost power. Plant owner Entergy reported no radiation was released.

The plant’s other reactor, Indian Point 3, remained running. The two reactors located 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan supply about one-fourth of the power for New York City and Westchester County.

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