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Indian Point 3 Will Shut Down To Replace Water Seals

WAMC, Allison Dunne

In New York, one of Indian Point’s nuclear power plants will be shut down for maintenance beginning Sunday night.

Control room operators are scheduled to remove Buchanan-based Indian Point Unit 3 from service for a planned maintenance shutdown to replace two water seals that sit between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel. Operators have been monitoring what they call slight water leakage past the seals during the last few weeks. A spokeswoman from Indian Point parent company Entergy says they are acting proactively to replace the seals. She says there was no threat of a radiation release and no threat to public or worker health or safety as a result of this issue. The entire Indian Point nuclear power plant is closing by 2021.

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