BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — In a story June 24 about the Indian Point nuclear plant, The Associated Press erroneously reported the circumstances of a March reactor shutdown. The inspectors who discovered damaged bolts during the shutdown worked for Entergy, not the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Also, the reactor was initially shut for refueling and inspections, not because of the discovery of the damaged bolts.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Indian Point 2 shut down due to leaking pipe
An Indian Point nuclear reactor that was shut down in March for three months has been taken offline due to a leaking water pipe
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — An Indian Point nuclear reactor that was shut down in March for three months has been taken offline due to a leaking water pipe.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the leak at Indian Point 2 "further proof that the plant is not a reliable generation resource."
The Journal News (http://lohud.us/28SWv8e) reports the plant's owner, Entergy, says the leak came from a pipe in a "non-radioactive system," and there is no threat to safety.
Entergy spokesman Jerry Nappi said the plant was one of the most reliable in the state.
A planned shutdown of the Indian Point 2 in March for refueling and inspections was extended after Entergy discovered more than 200 damaged or missing bolts in a reactor liner.
The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater environmental group wants federal officials to hold hearings on the safety of the reactor.