Entergy today released updated findings from follow up groundwater tests at the Indian Point nuclear power plant that confirm anticipated fluctuations in tritium levels. These levels continue to pose no threat to public health or safety.
BUCHANAN, NY – Control room operators returned Indian Point Unit 3 to service this morning, generating electricity. Unit 3 had shut down automatically Monday night after its main electrical generator sensed an electrical disturbance in transmission lines that connect the plant to the external power grid.
Indian Point's Unit 3 nuclear power plant automatically shut down today around 7:00 p.m. as a result of an electrical disturbance on the non-nuclear side of the plant. The disturbance caused the main electrical generator and reactor to shut down automatically and safely, as designed.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) has received the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission's notice that while pursuing license renewal, it can continue to operate the Indian Point nuclear power plant's Unit 3 under its existing license, ensuring clean and safe power for millions of New Yorkers.
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.
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.
Indian Poin's Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service Friday, generating electricity.