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New York N-Reactor Back to Running after Shutdown

A New York nuclear power reactor is running again after shutting down because of a leak in an oil pipe. Plant spokesman Jerry Nappi says Indian Point 3 went back in service recently. It shut down automatically because of the leak. He said no radiation was released.


The episode marked the reactor’s fourth unplanned shutdown since May. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan says the incident probably will trigger more inspection and oversight, though that won’t be clear until after the Indian Point plant’s next quarterly performance assessment.

New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. owns the two-reactor plant in Buchanan, about 35 miles north of midtown Manhattan.