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

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs