Power restored to Indian Point reactor after shutdown caused by electrical failure
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Power restored to Indian Point reactor after shutdown caused by electrical failure

One of Indian Point’s two nuclear reactors began generating electricity Wednesday morning after a nearly two-week shutdown caused by a faulty generator. The power plant’s Unit 3 reactor was re-connected to the state’s power grid around 9 a.m., according to Vera Carley, a spokeswoman for Entergy, which owns Indian Point. The reactor shut down automatically … Continue reading

Sirens fail during Indian Point emergency test; probe launched
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Sirens fail during Indian Point emergency test; probe launched

Technicians are trying to determine why two emergency sirens failed to sound. The owners of Indian Point are trying to find out why two of the nuclear power plant’s emergency sirens — one in Rockland County, the other in Putnam — failed to sound during a Wednesday test. Indian Point’s owner, Entergy, said technicians are … Continue reading

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Earthquake is a reminder that Indian Point is a clear, present danger

This week’s 2.2-magnitude earthquake that shook parts of northern Westchester and Putnam Counties is another reminder that the Indian Point nuclear plant remains a danger to the region. Indian Point sits just one mile south of the Stamford-Peekskill line, part of the Ramapo Fault Zone. Researchers at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory say that this … Continue reading

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Entergy, union reach agreement on Indian Point contract

BUCHANAN – A strike by nuclear power plant workers has been avoided as an agreement has been reached between union employees and the owners of the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan.Officials with owner operator Entergy announced today that they have reached a new four-year contract agreement with the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2. … Continue reading

Harsh words from union head as Indian Point talks pushed to Friday
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Harsh words from union head as Indian Point talks pushed to Friday

Workers on strike continue to promote the mistaken belief that Indian Point provides 25% of the electricity used in the NYC/Westchester grid..In reality, the reactors are going out of business since they cannot compete with cheaper energy sources and we have a surplus of electricity. Since there is little profit to be made it is … Continue reading