Indian Point’s Unit 3 Temporarily Shut Down Monday Evening

Entergy has announced a temporary shutdown of Indian Point’s Unit 3 this evening for maintenance work. Operators at the nuclear facility located in Buchanan, New York, noticed slight water leakage around the seals between the lid and the vessel of the reactor and are completing work proactively out of caution. According to the release, the leakage which has been monitored over the last several weeks should not cause alarm as there is no threat of radiation released to the environment or to the public. Unit 3 experienced a transformer fire in May of this year which spilled around 3,000 gallons of transformer fluid into the Hudson River and was shutdown a 2nd time just weeks later when a balloon became tangled in the facility’s electrical wires.

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