Gallery: Indian Point Nuclear Plant Forced to Shut Down Reactor Due to ...

Increased leakage of slightly radioactive water forced the operators of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, located just 30 miles north of New York City, to shut down one of the plant’s reactors yesterday. Operator Entergy Corp. said that there was no release of radioactivity and there is no danger to the plant workers or to the public. Proper shut down procedures were followed and all of the radioactive water had been captured, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Indian Point generates approximately 2,000 megawatts of electricity and is a major source of energy for NYC and Westchester County.

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