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Indian Point Reactor Closed To Fix Faulty Bolts

Indian Point officials say they are extending the planned shutdown of reactor No. 2 for two weeks to investigate a problem with missing and faulty bolts, according to News 12 Westchester.
Indian Point officials say they are extending the planned shutdown of reactor No. 2 for two weeks to investigate a problem with missing and faulty bolts, according to News 12 Westchester. Photo Credit: File Photo

BUCHANAN, N. Y. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the latest discovery of faulty bolts at Indian Point Plant No. 2 points to the need for the state to continue to investigate safety concerns at the entire 40-year-old facility.

Cuomo was reacting to reports that Entergy officials plan to lengthen the planned outage at the reactor to fix about 200 faulty or missing bolts. Company officials said the bolt problem does not cause danger to the public, according to News 12 Westchester.

While agreeing that faulty bolts don't put the public at risk, Cuomo said in a statement that it shows there's reason to be concerned about the overall operations at Indian Point.

"This is the latest in a long series of incidents that raise deep concerns about the management, maintenance and equipment standards at this plant," Cuomo said.

Company officials, however, say this shows their safety inspections are working as they should, according to News 12.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering renewing the plant's license for another 20 years. Cuomo said he believes the facility should not be relicensed.

Click here to read the News 12 Westchester report .

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