BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A transformer failed Saturday at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in suburban New York, causing a fire that forced an automatic shutdown of a reactor. The fire was quickly extinguished and the reactor was deemed safe and stable, said a spokesman for owner Entergy Corp.
By Scott DiSavino and Lisa Lambert NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nuclear power reactor 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City was shut down on Saturday after a transformer fire, but officials said the Indian Point plant was stable and there was no threat to residents nearby. People in the area reported an explosion and smoke coming from the plant at Buchanan in New York state. They are not unheard of and the plant responded as designed," NRC spokesman Eliot Brenner said in a statement. The NRC designated the incident an "unusual event," which is the lowest of four categories the agency gives to potential safety or security threats at nuclear plants.
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