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Indian Point Unit 2 returns to service after shutdown

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BUCHANAN, N.Y. — Officials say one of two nuclear reactors at the Indian Point nuclear plant that automatically shut down during testing of electrical systems has returned to service.

Plant owner, Entergy Corporation, says Unit 2 began sending electricity to the grid Thursday afternoon.

The cause of Wednesday morning’s shutdown is being investigated. Entergy says it occurred as workers were testing electrical systems that are designed to automatically shut down the reactor if needed.

It says no radioactivity was released and public safety was not affected.

The company says its other reactor, Unit 3, remained in operation and has been online for 204 consecutive days.

Another pipe at Unit 2 was temporarily closed at the end of June to allow necessary weld repairs.

Indian Point is located in Buchanan, about 45 miles north of New York City. It provides 2,000 megawatts of electricity to New York City and Westchester County.