NY reactor back in service after shutdown

May 30, 2009 5:41:11 AM PDT
The Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant is back in service after its second shutdown in less than two weeks. Plant owner Entergy Nuclear says the plant was placed back into service at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday. The reactor turned off automatically two days earlier after water levels rose in a steam generator.

The company says there was no release of radioactivity and no danger to workers or the public. It says the cause of the problem is being investigated.

The reactor is one of two in Buchanan, north of New York City.

It also was shut down May 15 because of a problem with a valve in a steam generator. It went back into service the next day.


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