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One of two nuclear reactors at the Indian Point nuclear plant in Buchanan, NY, automatically shut down during testing of electrical systems.

The cause of Wednesday morning’s shutdown of Unit 2 is under investigation. The plant owner, Entergy Corporation, said the shutdown occurred as workers were testing electrical systems designed to automatically shut down the reactor if needed.

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Entergy said no radioactivity released and public remained safe.

The company says its other reactor, Unit 3, remains in operation and has been online for 203 consecutive days.

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Indian Point provides 2,000 megawatts of electricity to New York City and Westchester County.

Earlier this month, Indian Point 2 returned to service after workers repaired a leaking water pipe.

Entergy said the unit shut down to complete weld repairs to a pipe and to allow workers from Con Edison to test a breaker in a nearby switchyard.

Also, Indian Point 2 shut down in March for three months after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) discovered damaged or cracked bolts during an inspection.

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