(Corrects paragraph 3 to show New York governor has cited
safety concerns, not that the plant will be shut because of
safety concerns, and to show Entergy has said it will shut the
plant due to economic reasons)
May 18 Entergy Corp returned its
1,035-megawatt Indian Point 3 reactor in New York to service on
Thursday after the unit was shut down for refueling in March,
the company said in a statement.
It was the second-to-last refueling outage at Unit 3 before
it is scheduled to be shut down permanently by April 30, 2021,
under a settlement with New York State, the company said.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he wanted the
40-plus-year-old Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan,
New York, to be shut due to what he called safety concerns.
Entergy has said it agreed to shut the plant due to economic
Meanwhile, Unit 2, which remains in service at full power,
will undergo its final refueling and maintenance outage next
spring before it is permanently shut down by April 30, 2020,
The nuclear plant, combining Units 2 and 3, produces about
2,069 megawatts of electricity, enough to meet 25 percent of the
power used by New York City and adjacent Westchester County.
For a timeline on Entergy Indian Point nuclear plant, see:
(Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by