Bird poop caused Indian Point closure

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I now that this site has been silent for several months now, but I couldn’t think of a better way to begin again.

Albany’s The Journal News reported today:

Bird droppings are likely to blame for the brief shutdown of one of the Indian Point Energy Center’s reactors last December, according to the nuclear plant’s owner.

Excrement from large birds — known as “bird streamers” — appears to have damaged outdoor transmission insulators connected to the Buchanan plant’s Unit 3, creating an electrical disturbance that caused the nuclear reactor to automatically trip, Entergy Corp. wrote in a Feb. 11 federal filing.

Yet another nail in the coffin for the argument that nuclear power plants are more reliable than other forms of power generation,

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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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