Entergy begins transfer of spent fuel at New York nuclear power plant

Workers at Entergy (NYSE: ETR)'s two-unit, 2,000 MW Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, N.Y.,  started transferring spent fuel from Unit 3's spent fuel pool to dry-cask storage on Sept. 16. Entergy said these will be the first spent fuel assemblies removed from the Unit 3 pool since the plant first produced power in 1975.

Entergy began moving spent fuel from Unit 2's spent fuel pool to dry cask storage in 2007. There are 448 assemblies from Unit 2 and 160 assemblies from Unit 1, which was shut down in 1974, currently stored in 19 casks on the storage pad on site. The storage pad has been operating since 2007.

Workers anticipate moving 192 spent fuel assemblies from the Unit 3 pool to the Unit 2 pool and 96 assemblies to dry cask storage over the next several months.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the fuel transfer in July.

Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine

Sponsored by FLSmidth
Recommend this article Recommend this article () You recommended this article You recommended this article ()
Follow Power Engineering on Twitter

Products Showcase

Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Latest News

Shutterstock coal production trucks

Weekly Coal Production

The Weekly Coal Production shows how much coal is being produced across the U.S.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Weekly Economic Indicators financial business

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Economic Indicators

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas offers a glimpse into how the markets are doing domestical...

Kvaerner awarded contract for gas-fired power plant in Delaware

Kvaerner North American Construction Inc. and its joint venture partner, Parsons Brinckerhoff...

Canadian Solar purchases two solar projects

Canadian Solar Inc. has acquired a majority interest in two utility-scale solar power project...

Operators Restart Unit 2 at PPL Susquehanna

Unit 2 at the PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant near Berwick, Pa. resumed generating electr...

Settlement agreement limits cost recovery at Edwardsport

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) on Dec. 27 modified and approved a settlemen...

Toshiba in talks to sell portion of Westinghouse nuclear unit

Toshiba Corp is in talks  to sell up to 16% of its stake in the Westinghouse Electric Co...

Utah nixes nuclear waste storage facility

Plans to park radioactive waste at a storage facility in Utah have been officially called off.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Power Engineering Current Issue

03/01/2014
Volume 118, Issue 3
1403PE-cover

Buyers Guide Company Listings

Jet-Vac Systems Ltd

Providing safe, efficient, cost-effective single source and turnkey solutions for all aspects of industrial cleaning and waste management.

Power Industry Wire News

National Wildlife Federation Invites College Students to Compete to Reduce

National Wildlife Federation Invites College Students to Compete to Reduce

Battelle and Partners to Compete for $2 Million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

Battelle and Partners to Compete for $2 Million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

Geospatial Corporation Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire ShaleNavigator

Geospatial Corporation Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire ShaleNavigator

IAS ChassisManager Facilitates Street-Turns

IAS ChassisManager Facilitates Street-Turns

GE Launches First Fan-Less, Half-Height, Conduction-Cooled Front-End Rectifier

GE Launches First Fan-Less, Half-Height, Conduction-Cooled Front-End Rectifier

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>