Exploding Transformer Shuts NY Nuke Plant

Indian Point blast being investigated
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2010 3:11 AM CST
Control room agent Russell Warren monitors various readings and levels at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, owned by Entergy Nuclear, in Buchanan, NY.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
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(Newser) – One of two units at a nuclear power plant 24 miles north of New York City was shut down after a transformer exploded last night. No one was injured and there was no danger of a radiation leak, officials at the Indian Point plant told AP. The unit will remain closed while the incident is investigated. A Vermont plant owned by the same company was closed half an hour later after workers detected radioactive water seeping from a leaky pipe. Regulators say the two shutdowns were a "complete coincidence."

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