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Indian Point Reactor Returns To Service After Electrical Short Repaired

Officials at Indian Point said the unit 2 reactor that was shut down Saturday after an electrical short was returned to service Tuesday.
Officials at Indian Point said the unit 2 reactor that was shut down Saturday after an electrical short was returned to service Tuesday. Photo Credit: Entergy Nuclear

BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- The Indian Point Unit 2 reactor returned to service Tuesday after a short involving an electrical breaker forced officials to shut it down late last week.

According to Entergy, Corp. , the reactor returned to service on Tuesday afternoon, three days after operators shut it down. The shutdown ended a streak of 627 days of continuous operation, officials said.

According to Entergy, the short occurred on the non-nuclear side of the plant, resulting in power being lost to several control rods. The electrical equipment affected by the short was tested before the plant returned to service.

Energy Corp, has said that no radioactivity was released from Unit 2 and that Unit 3 was unaffected by the short. That unit continued to operate at 100-percent power.

Government inspectors visited the site on Saturday and Sunday to independently verify the plant's safety, monitor operator responses and check on equipment functionality. No immediate concerns were identified.

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