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Nuclear reactor near NYC running after shutdown

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BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A nuclear power reactor near New York City is operating again, two days after a faulty sensor led to an automatic shutdown.

Indian Point in Westchester County says Unit 3 restarted Friday. It went offline Wednesday when a sensor detected a reactor pressure change.

Spokesman Jerry Nappi says there was no change.

The 1,000-megawatt reactor produces power for about a million homes. It remained offline until workers determined the cause of the false signal and fixed the sensor.

The plant's other reactor continued operating during the shutdown and was unaffected.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the shutdown happened as workers were testing safety systems. An agency spokesman says there were no health or safety risks.

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