Indian Point's Unit 3 Nuclear Power Plant Shut Down In Buchanan

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Indian Point has shut down its Unit 3 power plant.
Indian Point has shut down its Unit 3 power plant. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- Buchanan-based Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant automatically shut down in response to a false signal indicating a change in reactor coolant system pressure at about 11:57 a.m on Wednesday, Aug. 13.

The false signal caused the reactor to shut down as designed. The cause of the false signal is under investigation. 

There was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers or the public

Unit 2 is currently operating at full power and has been online for 148 continuous days.

Indian Point Energy Center is home to two operating nuclear power plants, unit 2 and unit 3, which generate approximately 2,000 megawatts of electricity for homes, business and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County.

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So you are confirming that Entergy's advertising is just one big lie about their contribution to NYC and Westchester,. And how do you know where they are selling it. Are you privy to their contracts. Or are there no contracts and it all goes onto the spot market auction where they have offered it up at NO COST because they know they will get whatever the NYISO auction sets it at. A New York Times article last year said they were selling 1400 MW (almost 2/3 of total output) into the NE grid. Bottom line is they will say and do anything to keep their crumbling business alive. Like the layoffs of 70 workers at IP that was announced a while back and the closure of VY. They are liars and you just confirmed it.

The reason only 500 goes to Con Ed is That the other 2000 Mega Watts must go to Rockland and go to Long Island Lilco which was forced to abandon there Shoreham LI Nuclear Plant at a cost that mandated Bankrupt Long Island Lighting. Caused by the fear of Nuclear on Long Island,

Here is another article that claims that Indian Point's power all goes to the downstate grid. As of 2013 Indian Point contracts only 500 MW to ConEd (please google their company report and read it for yourself) and the New York Power Authority contracts NONE. If they are actually selling their output to NYC and Westchester why won't they document their sales to prove it?

148 Days at full power. Great ! If it was an oil burner, Coal or Gas power plant it would have been shut down once a week for boiler cleaning and soot removals.