Indian Point 3 nuclear plant returns to service

Indian Point’s Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service Friday, generating electricity.

Control room operators removed the plant from service on September 15 for a planned maintenance shutdown to replace two water seals that sit between the lid of the reactor and the reactor vessel. The seals were replaced prior to returning the plant to service.

Indian Point’s Unit 2 plant continues operating at full power and has been online for 557 continuous days.

Indian Point Energy Center, in Buchanan, N.Y., is home to two operating nuclear power plants, Unit 2 and Unit 3, which generate approximately 2000 megawatts of electricity for homes, business and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County.