Gov. Andrew Cuomo cited "repeated and continuing problems" at the Indian Point nuclear facility in a statement issued after regarding the latest Indian Point shutdown following a water leak in a pipe last week.
The statement is as follows:
"The unexpected shutdown of the reactor at Indian Point 2 because of a weld leak is just the latest example of the repeated and continuing problems at the plant. In the last year alone, there has been unprecedented degradation of Indian Point Unit 2 baffle-former bolts, groundwater contamination, and increased NRC oversight at Unit 3 due to numerous unplanned shutdowns. This is yet another sign that the aging and wearing away of important components at the facility are having a direct and unacceptable impact on safety, and is further proof that the plant is not a reliable generation resource."
As previously reported, the plant's shutdown on Friday was done to fix a leaking pipe after engineers found a small leak of Hudson River water from non-radioactive system's pipe. The pipe leaked around one drop every five seconds and was not a threat to safety.
Workers from Con Edison also tested a switchyard breaker near Indian Point during the shutdown.
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