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Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Explosion and Accidents of 2015 and 2016

2015 has been a bad year for the aged Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant.
Five accidents in five months is bad, even for Indian Point.
2016 looks to be continuing that awful trend.
Indian Point is operating beyond its designed lifespan and without a license.

Here are links to some of the newspaper articles and other reports about the accidents.

Note that many of the articles quote Entergy's misinformation that Indian Point supplies 25 or 30% of New York City's electricity. According to Con Ed's annual reports (see page 116), Indian Point supplies 500 megawatts of the 6,000 to 12,000 that the NY Independent System Operators say that NYC and Westchester use. That's 4 to 8%, with a generating capacity of 3,000 5,000 megawatts more than is ever used, according to New York Independent System Operator figures.

Overview of Indian Point shutdowns

May 7 Steam Leak - Mid Hudson News
May 7 Steam Leak - NRC

May 9, Transformer Explosion:
UK Guardian
Beyond Nuclear
WABC-TV covers the fire exemption
NBC New York
Lower Hudson News
ABC News
Al Jazeera America
NRC Special Inspection Team findings
Governor Cuomo
New York magazine

Balloon triggered Switchyard Breaker trip shutdown June 15

July 8 Steam Generator Condensate Pump failure

Sept. 14 Reactor Vessel Head leak

Dec. 5 Control Rod malfunction

Dec. 14, Transmission Line Short
Lower Hudson News
NY Daily News

Feb. 5, Radioactive water leak (be wary of repeats of Entergy misinformation, see note near the top of the page)
UK Guardian
Hudson Valley News Network
Lower Hudson News
News 12 Westchester
NY Daily News
News 10 ABC Albany
BNO News
San Francisco Chronicle
Peekskill-Cortlandt, NY Patch
Governor Cuomo press release
Sen. Schumer calls for probe

March 30, Faulty and missing Bolts
Lower Hudson News
Energy Matters

Special thanks to Tim Judson of NIRS and Marilyn Elie of IPSEC for their help in compiling the data for this web page.

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