Indian Point Explosion Raises Questions About Transformer Safety

June 10, 2015 at 11:12 am  •  Posted in Industrial  •  0 Comments

A transformer fire at New York’s Indian Point nuclear plant led to a spill of fluids into the Hudson River. Though transformers are designed to last up to 40 years, this is the second transformer accident at the plant involving equipment less than 10 years old. Entergy, the plant owner, is currently in the process of renewing its operating license for the facility, and is states there was nothing from its safety reviews that indicated there was a problem with the transformer.

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