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GrumpyOldLady
11-03-2009, 03:04 PM
Federal regulators say a nuclear power reactor in the New York City suburbs has been shut down due to an electrical fault. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan says Indian Point 2 went to what's known as hot shutdown at 10:42 p.m. Monday. That means it is offline but can be brought back quickly. However, Sheehan said Tuesday operators also found problems with two valves. As a result, the plant is venting steam into the air rather than using the steam to turn a turbine. Sheehan says the vented steam is not a danger. It's from the side of the plant that does not use radioactive water. Plant owner Entergy says Indian Point 3, the other reactor at the Buchanan site, remained at full power.

Alert Map Info (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert_read.php?glide=NC-20091103-23712-USA&cat=dis&lang=eng)

Green glow over NYC tonight...

Constitutionally Speaking
11-03-2009, 07:25 PM
The date on the event map says this occurred in March.???? :confused: