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Indian Point 3 In Buchanan Returns To Service, Entergy Reports

Indian Point's Unit 3 is back online after being shut down for refueling, according to Entergy.
Indian Point's Unit 3 is back online after being shut down for refueling, according to Entergy. Photo Credit: Art Cusano

BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- Unit 3 at Indian Point’s nuclear power plant returned to operations Sunday afternoon after being shut down for 28 days for refueling, according to a statement from Entergy, the owner of Indian Point..

During the shutdown, about 900 contractors supplemented Entergy’s regular workforce of 1,100 employees to add new fuel and perform thousands of maintenance activities, tests and inspections on equipment at unit 3, according to Entergy.

“Thanks to the efforts of 2,000 highly trained and skilled workers, Indian Point’s Unit 3 is ready to safely generate clean electricity for New Yorkers until its next scheduled refueling in two years,” said John Ventosa, site vice president and Entergy’s top official at Indian Point.

Before the refueling, Unit 3 had been online generating electricity more than 99 percent of the time since it returned to service from its last refueling outage in April 2011.

Indian Point Energy Center is home to two operating nuclear power plants, Unit 2 and Unit 3, which generate electricity for homes, business and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County.

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