Entergy Plans Maintenance Shutdown of Indian Point Unit 3
May 7, 2015
Buchanan – Control room operators will remove Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant from service this morning following an identification of a leak of clean steam from a pipe on the non-nuclear side of the plant overnight. Operators began reducing power around 7:00 a.m. when it was determined the leak could be repaired only while the plant was shut down.
The plant will return to service when the maintenance work is complete.
There was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers or the public.
Unit 2 is currently operating at full power and has been online for 415 continuous days. Unit 3 returned to service on March 25 following a 23-day shutdown for refueling and maintenance.
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.