NY's Indian Point shuts 1 of 2 reactors to refuel

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 24, 2014 at 3:33 pm •  Published: February 24, 2014

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — One of the reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in the New York suburbs has been shut down for a planned refueling.

Owner Entergy Corp. said the refueling outage for what's called the Indian Point 2 reactor began at 1 a.m. Monday and will likely last about a month.

It's one of two reactors at the plant in Buchanan, about 35 miles north of midtown Manhattan.

The other reactor, Indian Point 3, continues operating at full power. It was refueled about a year ago, while Indian Point 2 was last refueled about two years ago.

Indian Point 3 was shut down for two days in January after a steam generator part failed.

New Orleans-based Entergy is applying to renew both reactors' licenses for 20 years. Hearings are ongoing.

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