Entergy Waterford nuclear unit experiences unplanned outage

The Entergy (NYSE:ETR) Waterford 3 nuclear unit in Louisiana remained at zero generation early June 5 after going offline on June 3, according to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) data.

The nuclear unit experienced a manual reactor trip due to the loss of a main feedwater pump shortly after 5 p.m. on June 3.

Waterford 3 is a 1,150-MW pressurized water reactor (PWR) in Killona, La. It is licensed to operate through late 2024, according to an Entergy website.

In addition to Waterford 3, the Entergy River Bend nuclear plant in Louisiana also remained offline on June 5. It tripped offline on June 1. Nationally, NRC data listed five of the nation’s 99 nuclear units offline on June 5.

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