Hurricane Sandy stopped a third reactor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant

Hurricane "Sandy" that hit on Tuesday night on the U.S. East Coast, forced the power industry to stop one of the reactors at Indian Point in New York, said the U.S. Department of Energy.

As stated by the operator Entergy Nuclear, stop the third unit of the nuclear power plant occurred because of "problems with the external power supply network."

In a statement the company says that the situation at the plant is not harmful to people and the environment.

Earlier it was reported that the State of New Jersey stopped work because of Hurricane reactors at Salem nuclear power plant and the oldest American Oyster Creek.

A source in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told RIA Novosti that the situation in the U.S. nuclear power plants have come under the influence of the hurricane, "Sandy", is under control.

Hurricane "Sandy", before that raged in the Caribbean and claimed the lives of more than 60 people on Tuesday night attacked the eastern United States. Wind speed now reaches 105 kilometers per hour. According to recent reports, the victims of the hurricane in the United States and Canada were more than 20 people.

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