PRESS RELEASE FROM ENTERGY
Buchanan – Control room operators manually shut down Indian Point unit 3 today upon observing fluctuating water levels inside a steam generator.
Operators determined that one of the unit’s condensate pumps, which is part of the system that feeds water into the plant’s steam generators, automatically shut down while the unit was operating at full power causing water levels inside the steam generator to fluctuate.
Condensate pumps are located on the non-nuclear side of the plant. All equipment responded as designed and the plant is currently shut down, Entergy told the public.
Unit 2 continues operating at full power.