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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
Indian Point Unit 3
Location:

Buchanan, New York
Local population: 308,415 (10-mile radius)

Type:

Pressurized Water Reactor

Status:

Operating
Licensed to operate from 12/12/75-12/12/15

Owner:

Entergy Nuclear Operations

Safety Issues:

Earthquake Risk, Flooding Hazard, Year Plus Outages


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Related Links & Documents

09/18/2006   UCS documented the factors leading to the year-plus reactor outage that began in February 1993 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report.  See details | Download the pdf

09/18/2006   UCS documented the factors leading to the year-plus reactor outage that began in March 1982 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report.  See details | Download the pdf

07/12/2004   UCS explained to NRC Region I why the proposed storage of spent fuel in dry casks at Indian Point conflicts with the NRC's move to risk-informed safety regulation.  Download the pdf

09/08/2003   UCS and Riverkeeper petitioned the NRC to take steps to compel a longstanding safety problem involving the impairment of a key system needed to mitigate loss of coolant accidents at Indian Point to be addressed.  See details