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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Under Alert

Update: We found a nearby river station. It shows 9.8ft but as of now the water has not begun to recede and is not showing a downward trend.
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=01372058

Update: Entergy is claiming flood waters peaked and are receding. We can’t confirm due to not being able to find a nearby weather station for the river.
At least they are responding to public questions somewhat.
Indian_Point11:35pm via Web
@FreyaFoust River water at @Indian_Pointreached max level of 9’8″ & is subsiding.

 

Mother Jones Magazine is reporting the alert at Indian Point Nuclear Plant. The NRC is not providing information. We are working on details.
Other issues worsening around the region with many trapped in the NYC area.

Update: Entergy is now reporting via their twitter account that unit 3 has gone offline due to a grid failure. Unit 2 is still operating.
Indian_Point11:06pm via Web
@eggsquared @FreyaFoust @AntDeRosa@MotherJones Unit3 safely shut down @10:45 EDT due to external electric grid issues.Unit 2 … (1 of 2)
Indian_Point11:07pm via Web
@eggsquared @FreyaFoust @AntDeRosa@MotherJones remains @ full power. NO risk to public or employees (2 of 2)

Update: There is also a report that waters are 14 feet near Indian Point and the plant only has 15 foot defenses. We are working on confirmation for this.
http://www.silverdoctors.com/indian-point-nuclear-power-plant-at-risk-if-water-continues-to-rise/

MotherJones10:08pm via Web
Atlantic City largely underwater/under curfew. In NYC Rockaways & Coney Island seem cut off from responders. Alert at Indian Point reactor.
Things are sounding rather dire around NYC, some various twitter reports from journalists in the area:

MikeElk10:12pm via TweetDeck
RT @JoeMyGod NYC Councilman Ignizio: “Desperate situation on south shore of Staten Island” People reportedly trapped on roofs.
MikeElk10:14pm via TweetDeck
Jesus RT @benleventhal FDNY Scanner: Coast Guard has “hundreds of people” trapped in water at Coney Island fire. cc @NBCNewYork

 

 

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