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Hundreds of faulty bolts discovered within reactor at Indian Point plant

Staff writer ▼ | March 30, 2016
This afternoon, the state learned that hundreds of faulty bolts were discovered within the reactor at the Indian Point Unit 2 Plant, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said.
Indian Point
Nuclear hazard   There is no immediate danger
"This is the latest in a long series of incidents that raise deep concerns about the management, maintenance and equipment standards at this plant.

"While there is no immediate danger to public health and safety, this troubling news further validates the State’s ongoing investigation into the operations of this aging power plant and our position that it should not be relicensed.

"New York State will continue to investigate every facet of the plant’s operations and safety preparedness while ensuring that these critical defects are addressed immediately."

A month ago, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed state agencies to issue a letter calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to immediately halt construction of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline until a comprehensive safety review is completed.

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Public Service Commission, Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Department of Health issued the letter.