Nuclear Reactor Problems At Indian Point

June 24, 2016
 
 
ALBANY, NY –

    Governor Andrew Cuomo sent out this statement, about the nuclear reactor problems at Indian Point, in the Westchester County Town of Buchanan, NY:


“The unexpected shutdown of the reactor at Indian Point 2 because of a weld leak is just the latest example of the repeated and continuing problems at the plant. In the last year alone, there has been unprecedented degradation of Indian Point Unit 2 baffle-former bolts, groundwater contamination, and increased NRC oversight at Unit 3 due to numerous unplanned shutdowns. This is yet another sign that the aging and wearing away of important components at the facility are having a direct and unacceptable impact on safety, and is further proof that the plant is not a reliable generation resource.”