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Nuclear Power Station At Indian Point In Buchanan Shuts Down

Indian Point's unit 2 nucelar power reactor shut down on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
Indian Point's unit 2 nucelar power reactor shut down on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.org

BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- Unit 2 at the Indian Point nuclear power station in Buchanan automatically and safely shut down Wednesday around 9:30 a.m.

The automatic shutdown occurred at the same time technicians were testing electrical systems that are designed to automatically shut down the reactor if needed. The exact cause is under investigation.

There was no release of radioactivity and no effect on public or worker health or safety. Equipment operated as designed and control room operators responded as expected during the shutdown.

The plant is owned and operated by Entergy Nuclear Northeast, a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Units 2 and 3 are two of six operating nuclear energy sources in New York State.

Indian Point Unit 3 remains at full power and has been online for 203 continuous days.

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