Buchanan, N.Y. – Control room operators returned Indian Point’s unit 2
nuclear power plant to service at 9:54 a.m. this morning, after repairs were
made to a system that controls the flow of water through the unit’s two main
boiler feed pumps. Boiler feed pumps are located on the non-nuclear side
of the plant and feed water into the plant’s steam generator so it can be heated
and turned into steam to make electricity.
There was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers
or the public. All equipment performed as designed in response to the shutdown.
Unit 2 had been online for 138 continuous days prior to today’s shut down.
Unit 3 is currently operating at full power and has been online for 96
continuous days since completing its 17th refueling outage in April.
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.
Indian Point Energy Center’s online address is
Entergy’s online address is www.entergy.com