Breaking news: Indian Point 3 shut down by false pressure signal

New York’s Journal News reported in the last half hour:

A safety system sent a false signal Wednesday and automatically shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant’s Unit 3, plant officials said.

The system had incorrectly registered a change in the reactor’s coolant system pressure, which triggered the shutdown.

The cause of the false signal is still under investigation, said Jerry Nappi, a spokesman for plant owner Entergy, and the unit remains offline.

There should be more details available when Entergy files an Event Report tomorrow.


About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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