Entergy Corp. affiliates and NorthStar Group Services Inc. announced today they have signed a settlement agreement and Memorandum of Understanding with State of Vermont agencies and other interested parties on terms for approval of the proposed sale this year of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, the entity that owns the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station located in Vernon, Vermont.
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.
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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.
Operators synched ANO’s Unit 2 to the electrical grid Saturday at 2:55 p.m. successfully marking an end to the unit’s 25th refueling and maintenance outage.
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.