Indian Point nuclear power plant Unit 2 reactor shut down

The 1,006 MW Unit 2 reactor at Entergy’s (NYSE: ETR) Indian Point nuclear power plant was shut down for work Wednesday but should return to service within a few days, according to a report from Reuters.

An Entergy spokesman told Reuters the unit’s main boiler feed pumps shut down because of a problem with an instrument air line, causing plant operators to shut down the reactor. The pumps are located on the non-nuclear side of the plant and feed water into the plant’s steam generator.

According to the report, there was no release of radiation and no threat to the safety of workers at the plant or the public. Prior to the shutdown, Unit 2 had been online for 138 continuous days.

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