NY Nuke Back in Service

Monday, March 5, 2012 @ 05:03 PM gHale

An Entergy Corp. nuclear plant in the New York suburbs is now back sending energy to the electrical grid after a day and a half offline.

The Indian Point 3 reactor went back into service Thursday afternoon, Entergy officials said.

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Workers at the nuclear plant disconnected it from the grid Wednesday morning after gases built up in a transformer.

The transformer should take electricity from the main generator, change the voltage and power some pumps and motors at the plant. Entergy spokesman Jerry Nappi said with the transformer under repair, those pumps and motors are now using outside power.

In November 2010, a transformer explosion caused a 17-day shutdown of Indian Point 2, the other reactor at the site in Buchanan, NY, about 35 miles from Manhattan.

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