Buchanan – Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant automatically shut down
this morning at about 11:57 a.m. in response to a false signal indicating a
change in reactor coolant system pressure. The false signal caused the reactor
to shut down as designed. The cause of the false signal is under investigation.
There was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers
or the public.
Unit 2 is currently operating at full power and has been online for 148
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.
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Indian Point Energy Center’s online address is