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Indian Point Unit 2 to be shut down permanently Thursday

Apr 30, 2020 5:30 am
MidHudsonNews [dot] com is reporting Unit 2 at the Indian Point Energy Center will shut down April 30, for the final time, after more than 45 years of service. Unit 3, the other operating unit at the site, is scheduled to permanently shut down by April 30, 2021. “Over the last 45 years, thousands of dedicated professionals have operated Unit 2 at Indian Point – safely, securely and reliably,” said Chris Bakken, Entergy’s chief nuclear officer. “We owe each of them our thanks for a job well done and for their commitment to the highest standards of professionalism.” The company will reassign Indian Point employees to other positions within Entergy. Unit 2 began commercial operations on Aug. 1, 1974, and was purchased by Entergy in 2001. Indian Point Energy Center is a three-unit nuclear power plant located in Buchanan, Westchester County. It sits on the east bank of the Hudson River, and generated more than 2,000 megawatts of electrical power. Unit 1 was permanently shut down in 1974, because the emergency core cooling system did not meet regulatory requirements. Read the full story at MidHudson [dot] com.
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