Buchanan, N.Y. – Control room
operators manually shut down Indian Point’s unit 3 nuclear power plant Monday
morning as planned to troubleshoot an issue with one of four valves that control
the flow of water into steam generators. The valve, located on the non-nuclear
side of the plant, was responding incorrectly to controls and operators made the
decision to shut down the plant in order to further troubleshoot the problem
with the valve.
There was no release of radioactivity
and no threat to the safety of workers or the public. Plant equipment performed
as designed in response to the shutdown.
Unit 3 had been online for 120
continuous days prior to today’s shut down.
Unit 2 is currently operating at full
power and has been online for 26 continuous days.
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