Entergy’s Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant began its 20th and final refueling and maintenance outage when control room operators removed the reactor from service early Monday morning.
The two operating units at Indian Point Energy Center, Unit 2 and Unit 3, received their renewed operating licenses today from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, ending more than 11 years of regulatory review.
Entergy’s Indian Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant returned to service on Saturday following its twenty-third successful and final refueling and maintenance outage. Control room operators returned Unit 2 to operation, sending electricity to the grid after a scheduled shutdown that began March 19.
Control room operators shut down Indian Point Energy Center’s Unit 2 nuclear power plant this morning to begin the 23rd and final scheduled refueling and maintenance outage for the generating unit, which has safely and reliably helped power New York City and the lower Hudson Valley since 1974.
Entergy and the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 reached an agreement early Wednesday morning on a new four-year contract for the union’s approximately 330 workers at the Indian Point Energy Center. Currently, Indian Point employs a total of nearly 1,000 employees.
The Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens will sound during a regular quarterly test of the system on Wednesday, August 30 between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.
Indian Point Unit 2 Nuclear Power Plant Returns to Service
Security officers will be participating in a scheduled training drill at the Indian Point Energy Center during parts of the day and evening on June 29. The training drills will involve simulated attack scenarios intended to be as realistic as possible. Members of the public may hear what appears to be gunfire from simulated weapons systems used during the exercises.
Control room operators shut down Indian Point’s Unit 2 nuclear power plant Monday afternoon following an issue with the speed control system on one of the unit’s two main feedwater pumps. Feedwater pumps are located on the non-nuclear side of the plant and distribute water to the plant’s four steam generators to be reheated in order to make the steam required to generate electricity. There was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers or the public. Plant equipment operated as designed in response to the shutdown.