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Nuclear reactor at Indian Point plant in N.Y. shut down again after leak found

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Indian Point reactor leakOne of two reactor units at a nuclear power plant near New York City has been taken offline for the second time in four months after leakage was found in a pipe that pumps water into the facility, officials said Friday.

Reactor Unit 2 at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, N.Y., was shut down Thursday after discovery of the malfunction. Officials said the leak was found in a non-radioactive part of the plant.

Reactor No. 2 was shut down -- only a week after it had come back online -- so that maintenance workers could weld the pipe, which carries water from the nearby Hudson River to the plant.

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