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Entergy closes Indian Point 2, hundreds of damaged bolts found

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The Indian Point nuclear reactor that was shut down for three months after inspectors discovered hundreds of damaged bolts.

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Indian Point’s owner, Entergy, said the leak of Hudson River water came from a pipe in a “non-radioactive system” and that it would not have an impact on safety at the Buchanan plant.

"The unexpected shutdown of the reactor at Indian Point 2 because of a weld leak is just the latest example of the repeated and continuing problems at the plant," Governor Andres M. Cuomo said.

"In the last year alone, there has been unprecedented degradation of Indian Point Unit 2 baffle-former bolts, groundwater contamination, and increased NRC oversight at Unit 3 due to numerous unplanned shutdowns.

"This is yet another sign that the aging and wearing away of important components at the facility are having a direct and unacceptable impact on safety, and is further proof that the plant is not a reliable generation resource."


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