Buchanan – Entergy will be conducting security training drills at the Indian Point Energy Center during parts of the day and evening on April 10 and April 15 using simulated weaponry that sounds like actual gunfire. During the drills, persons near the site may hear the sound of simulated gunfire as participants carry out simulated attack scenarios that are intended to be as realistic as possible.
Local law enforcement agencies have been informed of the events.
Entergy will be using a technical innovation for the exercise known as "MILES" gear, or Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems. These systems involve the use of laser "bullets" and vests with laser-detection equipment, which duplicate the effects, including the sound, of live ammunition. MILES gear is used for military and counter-terrorism training across the country to make it as realistic as possible without using real bullets.
Indian Point Energy Center, in Buchanan, N.Y., is home to two operating nuclear power plants, unit 2 and unit 3, which generate approximately 2000 megawatts of electricity for homes, business and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 14,000 employees.