NRC: Workers' error caused shutdown of NY reactor
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators say an error by maintenance workers caused this week's shutdown of a reactor at the Indian Point nuclear plant north of New York City.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says workers left valves open that drained water from a tank at the plant in Buchanan. That caused the shutdown of two pumps that send water to a steam generator. Control room operators then shut down the reactor Wednesday afternoon.
There was no release of radioactivity.
The NRC says the incident will be considered in Indian Point's safety performance review.
Indian Point's owner, Entergy Nuclear, says the reactor should be back online this weekend. A second reactor at the plant was unaffected.
Entergy is seeking 20-year license extensions for both reactors.
Business Photo Galleriesview all
- 21543Oklahoma tornadoes: The 'Big Dog,' the little boy and the hug that triumphs over tragedy
- 10852Oklahoma tornadoes: Woman meets the military officer who shared the clothes off his back
- 8707Oklahoma tornadoes: Thunder reverses the role, takes a turn at cheering on the community
- 8666Finding Addyson – One family's struggle in the Moore tornado
- 8648Hobby Lobby argues case before federal judges
- 7837Blake Shelton's "Healing the Heartland" televised tornado benefit set for Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena
- 7718Story behind the photo: Family members describe desperate search for one another after EF5 twister