Wednesday, April 10, 2019

  

Indian Point Unit 3 returns to service after final refueling

BUCHANAN – The Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service on Tuesday following its final refueling and maintenance outage, sending electricity to the grid following a scheduled shutdown that began on March 11.

Entergy spent more than $70 million during this refueling and a total of $1.3 billion on Indian Point since purchasing the plant over 18 years ago.

“Our dedicated employees and supplemental workers have worked diligently during the past four weeks to complete hundreds of tasks and inspections to prepare Indian Point for safe and reliable operations through 2021,” said Tony Vitale, site vice president and Entergy’s top official at Indian Point.

About 900 skilled specialty workers supplemented close to 1,000 Entergy employees during Unit 3’s outage to complete the refueling and other maintenance projects.

The two Indian Point reactors will shut down in 2020 and 2021. The facility opened in 1962.

 

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