As reported by CNN … a transformer failure at the Indian Point nuclear power plant caused an explosion and fire at the facility Saturday evening, sending billows of black smoke into the air near Buchanan, New York.
A sprinkler system doused the fire with the help of personnel on the scene, Nappi said. There was “no threat to public safety at any time,” the facility said in a tweet. “All Indian Point emergency systems worked as designed.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at the plant and received a briefing on the accident. He called the incident “relatively minor” but added, “these situations we take very seriously. This is a nuclear-powered plant; it’s nothing to be trifled with.”