Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Indian Point 2 shut down

BUCHANAN – The Indian Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant in Buchanan was shut down Monday afternoon following an issue with the speed control system on one of the unit’s two main feedwater pumps.

Those pumps are located on the non-nuclear side of the plant and distribute water to the plant’s four steam generators to be reheated in order to make the steam required to generate electricity.

Entergy officials say there was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers or the public. They said the plant equipment operated as designed in response to the shutdown.

Unit 3 is operating at full power and was returned to service on June 22 following maintenance to replace seals that sit between the reactor vessel and vessel lid.

 


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