Explosion, smoke at Indian Point nuclear plant north of NYC

The Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York, is seen from across the Hudson River.(Reuters / Mike Segar)

A transformer exploded at the Indian Point nuclear plant, 38 miles (61 km) north of New York, causing visible fire and black smoke. The plant’s operator had to shut down one of the reactors but assured the emergency caused no threat to public safety.

Unit 3 of the nuclear plant, which is located on the east bank of the Hudson River, was automatically shut down following Saturday’s accident, the plant’s operator Entergy Corp has said.

By RT News
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