Buchanan, N.Y.- Plant officials have terminated the Alert classification at 10:18 p.m. that was entered into earlier this evening following the failure of one of unit 2's main transformers.

IPEC's unit 2 automatically and safely shutdown at 6:39 p.m., when one of the plant's main transformers failed. There was no release of radioactivity and no injuries as a result of this event.

Workers will continue to inspect the failed transformer and related systems prior to developing a plan for repairs.