A former employee of Entergy (NYSE: ETR) at its Indian Point Energy Center was arrested Tuesday on federal charges brought by the U.S. Attorney's Office for falsifying documents at the nuclear power plant in 2012.
Indian Point employees uncovered the falsification and reported it to plant management who in turn immediately notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Entergy conducted a prompt investigation that concluded deliberate falsification of records likely occurred.
The individual ended his employment with the company during the investigation. Entergy cooperated fully with the NRC throughout its investigation after notifying the agency of the issue.
The apparent falsification related to the quality of fuel in back-up tanks for use in the plant's emergency generators. At no time was the plant in an unsafe condition. Entergy has completed an evaluation of the fuel oil and determined that all generators would have performed as designed.
Entergy said it will cooperate with the U.S. Attorney's Office as appropriate.
The Indian Point Energy Center is home to two operating nuclear power reactors, Unit 2 and Unit 3, which generate over 2,000 megawatts of electricity for homes, business and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County.