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Indian Point Official Explains Shut Down, Riverkeeper Says Plant Should Close

Indian Point official Jerry Nappi explains why Entergy needs to repair a transformer, Riverkeepers Phillip Musegaas calls for the plant to close.

Update: Indian Point Unit 3 was put back online later in the day March 1. Read more here.

operators had toyesterday to disconnect a transformer from the plant while they troubleshoot the transformer. 

The Journal News interviewed Entergy spokesman Jerry Nappi and Phillip Musegaas, Riverkeeper’s lead Indian Point analyst yesterday. Nappi explained what happened and why Unit 3 had to be shut down. Musegaas talked about past issues at Indian Point, and said that this transformer problem is an example of an aging plant and called for Indian Point to be shut down. 

Watch the video here

Barbara Heizung March 02, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Maybe it's a good thing to keep Indian Point running so that it can melt down, helping to reduce the human population to sustainable numbers because people are too irresponsible to use birth control. Using birth control to keep our population at low numbers would be safe and effective at shutting down Indian Point and all other reactors before they melt down, but because people don't bother to use condoms our population has exploded to the point that they will never shut down Indian Point or stop hydrofracking. Population control, starting with endangered species condoms is the way to shut down Indian Point!
Chris March 03, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Typical.....liberal..... calling for a genocide
Teleman March 03, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Wow! That's some way out stuff there!
pauline schneider March 04, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Some wacky comments above. lol. Starting with blaming Jimmy Carter to something about population control (??) to saying liberals calling for genocide is typical. Can anyone stay on topic for ten minutes? You'd fail in a High School debate class.
Frank J March 04, 2012 at 06:56 PM
What makes you think any of them went to high school?

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