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Entergy Gives Update On Indian Point Transformer Failure Investigation

Gov. Andrew Cuomo received a briefing at Indian Point shortly after Unit 3 failed and caught fire.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo received a briefing at Indian Point shortly after Unit 3 failed and caught fire. Photo Credit: Gareth Rhodes

BUCHANAN, N.Y. – Entergy officials continue to investigate why a transformer failed then caught fire at Indian Point last weekend .

It is likely that the investigation will be complete by Tuesday, June 30, according to a press release issued by Entergy’s corporate office in White Plains.

Unit 3, which failed then caught fire, will remain shut down until further notice.

Additional sources of protection have been installed at the plant to prevent the possibility of any transformer oil from being released into the Hudson River, according to Entergy officials.

“Any spill of transformer oil to the environment is not in accordance with our standards, and Entergy will be accountable for any violation of our responsibility,” Bill Mohl, president of Entergy Wholesale Commodities, said in a press release.

“We take this commitment very seriously, which is why we have been working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to identify and respond to reports of transformer oil in the river in order to minimize any potential impact.

“We will continue to be open and transparent throughout the process, provide regular updates to our stakeholders, and continue our commitment to good environmental stewardship. We also are committed to learning from and evaluating our emergency preparedness program in response to this event.”

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