Buchanan, N.Y. – Indian Point''s unit
2 nuclear power plant automatically shut down Wednesday morning around 6:00 a.m.
Workers are investigating the main electrical generator as a probable cause of
The electrical generator is located
on the non-nuclear side of the plant. There was no release of radioactivity and
equipment performed normally during the shutdown.
Unit 2 was online for sixty-seven
days following completion of its twentieth refueling shutdown in April.
Unit 3 is currently operating at full
Indian Point Energy Center, in
Buchanan, N.Y., is home to two operating nuclear power plants, unit 2 and unit
3, which generate approximately 2000 megawatts of electricity for homes,
business and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County.
Indian Point Energy Center''s online address is