BUCHANAN – Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant was returned to service Tuesday afternoon, generating electricity less than 24 hours after the unit automatically shut down following the failure of an electrical switch, or breaker, in a switchyard outside the plant.
The switchyard is located across the street from Indian Point and receives electricity generated by the plant before distributing it out to the electrical grid.
All equipment operated appropriately. There was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers or the public.
Unit 2 continued to operate at full power.