Pump leak shuts down Indian Point 2 nuclear power plant

Source: Entergy 

Indian Point Energy Center, in Buchanan, N.Y.Control room operators at Entergy’s (NYSE: ETR) Indian Point nuclear power plant removed unit 2 from service Tuesday morning to repair one of four pumps that supplies cooling water to the plant’s reactor. The pumps are located inside the containment building. 

There was no release of radioactivity and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was notified of the shutdown. 

The plant will return to service when the maintenance work is complete. 

Unit 2 operated for 230 continuous days prior to today’s shutdown. Unit 3 continues operating at full power and has been online for 278 continuous days since returning to service following a refueling shutdown. 

Indian Point Energy Center, in Buchanan, N.Y., is home to two operating nuclear power plants, unit 2 and unit 3, which generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity.

 


Sign up for PennEnergy's eNewsletters
For Email Newsletters you can trust


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Reducing the Burden of Local Content Development Compliance

Governments across the world are implementing Local Content Development laws.  To comply and...

Know the Standards for Flash Fire Hazards

NFPA 2112 and NFPA 2113. Two companion standards for workers exposed to flash fire hazards, both ...

Pervasive Governance: Rethinking Traditional Approaches to Information Governance for Oil & Gas

Information is an organization’s most important strategic asset – the “lifeblood” of the organiza...

OSHA 1910.269 Are You Regulation Ready?

Read this Q&A to learn about changes to federal regulations and how to select FR garments for...

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>

Archived Articles

PennEnergy Articles
2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

OGJ Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

OGFJ Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

Power Engineering Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

Power Engineering Intl Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

Utility Products Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

HydroWorld Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

COSPP Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

ELP Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013