After a fire in the transformer yard at Indian Point nuclear plant in Westchester, Reactor No. 3 was shut down late this morning. The fire was extinguished by Indian Point staff, and officials don’t believe any radioactive material was released. No problem for now (so they say!), but we were reminded of the magazine’s handy 2005 guide to “When Bad Things Happen.” In short, let’s hope the winds are blowing north today. And pick up some potassium iodide on the way home. Just in case.
Transformer Yard Fire Prompts Shutdown of Indian Point 3 [The Journal News]
When Bad Things Happen [NYM]