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Control room operators safely removed from service Indian Point’s unit 3 nuclear power plant on Thursday evening, after a non-radioactive water leak was identified in the main electrical generator.
There was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers or the public.
Entergy says its Indian Point 2 Nuclear Power plant iin Buchanan s expected to be removed from service today in order to repair the motor of one of the plant's four reactor coolant pumps.
The fourth suspect in a Buchanan home invasion robbery is now in police custody. Police in Delaware arrested 29 year old Scott Briscoe of Mahopac at a friend's home. Officials say Briscoe has waived extradition and is expected to be returned to Westchester County.
Police say Briscoe and three other men burst into an apartment on Tate Avenue around 7:45 Monday, and tied him up at gunpoint. No one was hurt, but cash and other items were stolen. Briscoe faces robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and other felony charges. All four suspects are due in Village Court on Tuesday. Cops say the robbers knew the victim and targeted him due to the large amount of money in the home.
Police have arrested three people and are seeking a fourth, in connection with a home invasion robbery at a home at 220 Kate Avenue around 7:45 Monday night. Police say several men entered the residence with a shotgun and demanded money from the unidentified resident.They escaped in a Green Chevy Lumina.
Calabrese says a description of the vehicle went out and a vehicle was stopped in Shenorock matching the description by Carmel, State and Somers Police.
Placed under arrest was 21 year old Ivan Marrero of Somers. Also arrested was 21 year old Anthony Harris of Somers, who police say ran from a residence as well as a third suspect, identified as 36 year old John Thomas of Somers.
Police say they are still seeking a suspect, 29 year old Scott Briscoe of Mahopac, who's wanted for qustioning.
Lt. Calabrese says the motive was monetary and that the victim was targeted because he had a large amount of cash in his home. Calabrese refused to speculate whether drugs were involved.
The three are expected to be charged today with First Degree Robbery, First Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, 1st Degree Unlawful Imprisonment and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. The minor is a six month old child who was present at the time the victim was robbed.
An Indian Point employee has died following an incident at the power plants Monday.
Entergy officials say a contract employee working at the Indian Point Energy Center died after performing maintenance on a wall at the plant. The wall separates the Hudson River from the Indian Point Energy Center discharge canal.
According to spokesman Jerry Nappi, the diver, employed by Dryden Diving in Woowich Township, New Jersey, had been underwater preparing to perform maintenance when another employees stationed above the water realized the diver was not responding to routine communication checks. Colleagues went in to rescue the man, who was unresponsive. CPR was performed and the man was transported to Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities say it does not appear to have been an equipment malfunction, although an investigation is underway.
A 58 year old street vendor from Buchanan is being credited with helping avert a catastrophe in New York City's Time Square Saturday night when he alerted police to a smoldering car bomb. Vietnam veteran Duane Jackson says he's sold merchandise on the streets of NYC for the past 20 years and is quite tuned in to his surroundings.
Police are still hunting for a motive and a suspect, although authorities are now suggesting the suspect may have acted alone and had no official ties to either Al Quaeda or the Taliban.
The Buchanan resident, whose table of handbags was across the street from where a dark colored SUV was left unattended, said he knew something was amiss, when he took a closer look and saw that the van had been left running with the keys in the ignition. He then alerted police who quickly defused the bomb and escorted hundreds of tourists and theatergoers to safety.
Jackson knows a lot about the importance of being vigilant. He was working as a street vendor in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001 and not only witnessed, but photographed the World Trade Center Attacks as they unfolded. When asked if he's deterred from returning to his job on the streets of New York City, Jackson said "We got lucky, but we can't be afraid."
Entergy says its Indian Point Unit 2 in Buchanan was returned to service Monday, following a 34 day period where the unit was shut down for a scheduled refueling outage. Plant officials say during unit 2's last operating cycle, it surpassed its previous record for electricity output by generating 17,130,825 megawatt hours of electricity and was online more than 99% of the time.
An operating cycle at unit 2 is typically 23 months and lasts from the end of one refueling outage to the beginning of the next.
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