Already in the news after Entergy announced its sale, Vermont Yankee is in the news once again as the plant was shut down on Sunday night after a leak was discovered. The plant’s reactor was allowed to cool in order for repairs to be made. Plant officials made it clear that there was no threat to the public’s safety, or to the outside environment, noting the the leak occurred within a closed system.
This comes on the same day that another Entergy facility, the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Bucanan, NY, saw another reactor shut down after a transformer explosion. There was no fire after the incident, and firefighters turned away at the scene.
It is unclear as to the nature of the causes of both incidents, or what impact such incidents might have on the proposed sale of the nuclear power plant.