Fire at NY nuclear power plant

2015-05-10 09:41
(Ricky Flores, AP)

(Ricky Flores, AP)

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New York - A nuclear power reactor north of the city has been shut down after a transformer fire, but officials say the plant is stable and there is no threat to residents in the area.

People in the area reported an explosion and smoke coming from the plant at Buchanan in New York state, but the US nuclear regulatory commission say the fire was quickly extinguished.

A spokesperson Eliot Brenner said: "These events happen occasionally. They are not unheard of and the plant responded as designed."

Entergy Corp, the company that operates the facility, also said the plant was stable and there was no danger to the public or to employees.

Several emergency calls earlier reported a loud noise at the plant, which is located on the east bank of the Hudson River, a New York State police spokesperson said. He said no injuries were reported.

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