Buchanan, N.Y. – A former employee of
Entergy at its Indian Point Energy Center was arrested today on federal charges
brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for falsifying documents at Indian Point
in 2012. Indian Point employees uncovered the falsification and reported it to
plant management who in turn immediately notified the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission. Entergy conducted a prompt investigation that concluded deliberate
falsification of records likely occurred. The individual ended his employment
with the company during our investigation. Entergy cooperated fully with the NRC
throughout its investigation after notifying the agency of the issue.
The apparent falsification related to
the quality of fuel in back-up tanks for use in the plant’s emergency
generators. At no time was the plant in an unsafe condition. We completed an
evaluation of the fuel oil and determined that all the generators would have
performed as designed.
Falsification of records is totally
unacceptable, and there are swift and real consequences for workers who do not
exhibit the highest standards of integrity. Entergy will cooperate with the U.S.
Attorney’s Office as appropriate.
Entergy Corporation, which celebrates
its 100th birthday this year, is an integrated energy company engaged primarily
in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns
and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric
generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power,
making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers
electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and
approximately 15,000 employees.
Indian Point Energy Center’s online address is