Buchanan – Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant safely and automatically shut down this evening around 7:20 p.m. following an electrical disturbance external to the plant.
Entergy's Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service yesterday generating electricity, after a sixteen-day shutdown to replace a failed main electrical transformer. The unit had safely and automatically shut down when the transformer failed on May 9.
Entergy personnel continue working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to investigate and mitigate the environmental impact of dielectric fluid on the river following the May 9 transformer failure at Indian Point Unit 3.
Entergy continues to investigate the cause of the failed transformer and subsequent spill of the transformer's dielectric fluid following the event which occurred on May 9. The failed transformer is located outdoors in the transformer yard and external to any buildings that contain radioactive materials.
Entergy continues to lead response and mitigation efforts following the May 9 transformer failure that led to the safe shutdown of Indian Point unit 3.
Security officers will be participating in scheduled training drills at the Indian Point Energy Center during parts of the day and evening on April 23 and April 28 involving simulated attack scenarios that are intended to be as realistic as possible.
Entergy's Indian Point nuclear power plant has returned to full service, renewed after a $50 million investment to upgrade, replace, overhaul and inspect hundreds of pieces of equipment that help make the plant safer today than when it was built.
Control room operators shut down Entergy's Indian Point unit 3 nuclear power plant this morning to begin a refueling outage that brings 1,000 additional workers and economic benefits after two years of highly reliable and safe operation.
The Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens will sound during a test of the system on Wednesday, February 11 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.