Entergy closes Indian Point 2, hundreds of damaged bolts foundStaff writer ▼ | June 24, 2016
The Indian Point nuclear reactor that was shut down for three months after inspectors discovered hundreds of damaged bolts.
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"The unexpected shutdown of the reactor at Indian Point 2 because of a weld leak is just the latest example of the repeated and continuing problems at the plant," Governor Andres M. Cuomo said.
"In the last year alone, there has been unprecedented degradation of Indian Point Unit 2 baffle-former bolts, groundwater contamination, and increased NRC oversight at Unit 3 due to numerous unplanned shutdowns.
"This is yet another sign that the aging and wearing away of important components at the facility are having a direct and unacceptable impact on safety, and is further proof that the plant is not a reliable generation resource." ■