Small radiation leak at Indian Point does not pose threat

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission along with the owner of Indian Point are reassuring workers and residents Tuesday that a small radiation leak at the plant does not pose any health threat.

Indian Point's owner, Entergy, says the discovery is not a danger to the public or to plant workers. Officials say the leak may have been caused by a project involving the spent fuel rods which are highly radioactive. Entergy is reinforcing the pool walls as they get ready to move the fuel rods into new dry casks. The NRC says the leakage is estimated to be very small.

NRC investigators are reviewing how the problem can quickly be resolved. A report from the NRC is expected within 45 days after a special inspection is completed.

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