BUCHANAN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A generating plant at the Indian Point nuclear facility in Westchester County shut down Monday evening, prompting an immediate investigation.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office reported that Unit 3 at Indian Point shut down at 7 p.m.READ MORE: Confused About COVID-19 Mask Guidance? Here's The Current State Of Play In New York City
The cause was unknown late Monday, but Cuomo reported that he directed the state Department of Public Service to investigate.
The operators of Indian Point said no radioactivity was released into the environment.
Control rods shut down just nine days ago at the Indian Point 2 reactor at the plant.READ MORE: MTA Set To Resume 24/7 Subway Service Early Monday
Indian Point reactors 2 and 3 are up for relicensing. The two reactors supply about one-fourth of the power for New York City and Westchester County.
Cuomo said Monday night that inspections at the plant would increase.MORE NEWS: CBS News Poll: Republicans Weigh In On Liz Cheney And Direction Of The GOP
“Because of the number of recent unplanned outages, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s requirements will result in increased inspections and scrutiny of the plant,” Cuomo said in a statement. “A thorough investigation of this shutdown is underway and we will make sure the safety of New Yorkers is not compromised.”