Report: Indian Point transformer fire response OK

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators have found that workers at the Indian Point nuclear plant responded appropriately to a transformer fire in May.

About 3,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Hudson River during the May 9 incident. It shut the facility's Unit 3 reactor for 16 days.

The Journal News says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its findings on the fire response and transformer replacement in a quarterly report on the plant's performance between April and the end of June.

A faulty insulation caused the explosion and fire.

The criteria used by NRC inspectors in assessing the plant's response included the fire brigade's performance, the proper use of breathing apparatus, layout of fire hoses, command effectiveness and emergency plan implementation.

Plant spokeswoman Patricia Kakridas says the report validated the workers' actions.