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Indian Point 2 Shut Down Over Water Pump Issue

WAMC, Allison Dunne

In New York, one of Indian Point’s nuclear power plants was shut down Monday following an issue with a pump on the non-nuclear side.

Control room operators shut down Buchanan-based Indian Point’s Unit 2 following a problem with the speed control system on one of the unit’s two main feedwater pumps. These pumps distribute water to the plant’s four steam generators to be reheated to make the steam required to generate electricity. This comes as Indian Point 3 returned to power June 22 after being taken offline June 12 to replace two water seals that sit between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel. In both cases, there was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers or the public. 

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