“The 156 sirens meant to alert nearby residents of an emergency at the Indian Point nuclear power plants were out of service for more than six hours yesterday morning because of a computer malfunction, plant officials said. The sirens, which have a history of problems and are due to be replaced by next year, were out from 12:06 a.m. to 6:35 a.m., said Jim Steets, a spokesman for Indian Point’s owner, Entergy Nuclear Northeast. He said the malfunction was unrelated to the current heat and power problems. A computer program that continuously monitors the sirens failed, he said.”

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