Indian Point's Unit 2 nuclear power plant returned to service this afternoon, generating electricity three days after control room operators safely shut it down following a power loss to several control rods. Prior to this brief outage, the plant ran continuously for 627 days, a record for that unit.
Control room operators safely shut down Indian Point's unit 2 power plant around 5:30 p.m. today after they observed indication of a power loss to several control rods.
The Indian Point nuclear power plant has made legally enforceable commitments based on state-of-the-art science to ensure that its safe operation will be closely monitored throughout the 20-year period of renewed licenses, experts testified at hearings that ended Thursday. A three-judge panel of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, meeting in Tarrytown, NY, heard testimony this week by technical experts from Westinghouse, Structural Integrity Associates, and Entergy.
On October 28, Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station hosted an open house for approximately 200 high school teachers and students to help build awareness of the many contributions of the nuclear science industry and highly-trained employees who operate the facility safely, securely and reliably.
The Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens will sound during a regular quarterly test of the system on Wednesday, November 4, between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Entergy Corporation announced today that it will close the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, NY, in late 2016 or early 2017.
Control room operators removed Entergy's Waterford 3 from service Oct. 25 to begin a refueling outage that brings 1,100 additional workers and economic benefits after 18 months of highly reliable and safe operation.
Entergy’s Palisades Power Plant has returned to service after a $58 million investment to upgrade and inspect plant equipment, plus a $63 million investment in new fuel, for another 18 months of safe, emissions-free energy generation. In another positive development for the western Michigan nuclear power plant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission returned Palisades to the agency’s highest safety category.
Entergy Corporation announced today that it will close its Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass., no later than June 1, 2019, because of poor market conditions, reduced revenues and increased operational costs. The company notified the independent system operator of the electric grid, the ISO New England Inc., that as of that date, Pilgrim would not participate as a capacity resource in the market.