Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service Thursday, generating electricity. Control room operators removed the plant from service on June 12 for a planned maintenance shutdown to replace two water seals that sit between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel. The seals were replaced prior to returning the plant to service.
Control room operators are scheduled to remove Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant from service Sunday night for a planned maintenance shutdown to replace two water seals that sit between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel. Operators have been monitoring slight water leakage past the seals during the last few weeks and are acting conservatively and proactively to replace the seals out of an abundance of caution.
Entergy’s support of the initiative continues with a $25,000 grant.
The Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens will sound during a regular quarterly test of the system on Wednesday, May 31 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
BUCHANAN, N.Y. – Entergy’s Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service following its successful scheduled $100 million refueling, maintenance and inspection outage. Control room operators returned Unit 3 to operation this morning, sending electricity to the grid after a planned shutdown that began March 13.
Control room operators removed Entergy’s Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station from service April 15 to begin its 21st scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.
Entergy Corporation completed the sale today of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, NY, to Exelon Generation. The transaction is another step in Entergy’s exit from its merchant power business.
Work Boosts Local Economy by Bringing in 1,100 Additional Workers
Control room operators shut down Entergy’s Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant in Buchanan this morning to begin a nearly $100 million refueling and maintenance outage after 453 days of continuous operation. This work brings 1,000 additional workers and economic benefits to the region, and reinforces Entergy’s commitment to continued safe and reliable operations through the plant’s planned permanent shutdown in 2021.