Officials: Indian Point to be taken offline if winds get too strong
Officials at Indian Point nuclear power plant are preparing for a possible shutdown if the weather conditions grow too severe this weekend.
Entergy, the company that operates the Buchanan facility, says it will begin assessing a possible shutdown if sustained wind speeds of more than 100 miles per hour are recorded within 320 miles of the plant.
Officials say the forecasts show winds should not reach those levels, but they are taking the necessary precautions just in case.
An Entergy spokesman says the facility is designed to withstand winds of up to 162 miles per hour.