Monday, February 05, 2007

Incident at Indian Point

WCBS via Topix:
The Indian Point nuclear power station experienced an unexpected drop in cooling water Monday morning, but the problem was not enough to take the reactor offline, officials said.

Entergy Nuclear Northeast, the company that operates the Indian Point site in Buchanan, N.Y., declared an "unusual event," the lowest of four emergency action declarations for the nuclear power plant, at 7:07 a.m., the company said.

The declaration came after the service water for Indian Point 3 Nuclear Power Plant -- drawn from the Hudson River to cool plant equipment -- dropped more than four feet below sea level.

The problem was blamed on debris stuck to screens that filter the river water.