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November 02, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact:
Jerry Nappi
Indian Point Energy Center
jnappi@entergy.com
(914) 254-7132
Entergy Returns Indian Point 3 Nuclear Power Plant to Service

Buchanan, N.Y. – Control room operators returned the Indian Point unit 3 nuclear power plant to service early Friday morning.

The plant automatically shut down late Monday, October 29, when an electrical grid disturbance external to the plant caused unit 3’s main electrical generator to automatically shut down. The plant shut down by design.

Unit 3 was online for 201 continuous days prior to the shut down.

Unit 2 was unaffected by the shut down and is operating at full power.

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.

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Indian Point Energy Center’s online address is www.safesecurevital.com
Twitter: @Indian_Point
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