Basic Facts:

  • Location: Buchanan, New York
  • Owner: Entergy
  • Operator: Entergy
  • Construction Cost: $3B (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 2,060 MW (Combined)
  • Property Size: 240 acres
  • Status: Unit 2 Closed (202) Unit 3 To Be Closed 2021
  • Employees: 1,000
  • Current DTF Balance: $1.3B (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $1.4B (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $1.0B (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 1,446 metric tons (Units 1 & 2)
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Background

The Indian Point nuclear power station consists of two pressurized water reactors. Construction began in 1966 (Unit 2) and 1968 (Unit 3) with licensed operations commencing in 1974 and 1976 respectively.

In 1973 (Unit 2) and 1975 (Unit 3), the NRC granted Indian Point a forty-year operating license for both units. In 2017, Entergy and the State of New York reached a settlement governing the closure of Indian Point in 2020-2021. Updates from the Indian Point Closure Task Force can be found here.

Socioeconomics

The Indian Point nuclear power plant is located within Westchester County, New York. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:

  • Population: 980,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $102,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 3.6%

The Indian Point Energy Center employs approximately 1,000 workers with annual payroll totaling $140M. The plant contributes approximately $75M in annual property taxes.

Contact Information

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Unless specific costing information has been provided, decommissioning costs were derived from 2017 Decommissioning Funding Status Report.
Information herein obtained from public sources. Corrections are welcome and may be directed to [email protected].

Additional Information

$15M for Indian Point communities weathering nuclear power plant’s April shutdown

October 29, 2021

$15M for Indian Point communities weathering nuclear power plant’s April shutdownThe communities around the shuttered Indian Point nuclear power plant and a Hudson River environmental group will divvy up most of the $15 million set aside in the 2017 deal to close the plant, state officials said Wednesday.

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Why nuclear plants are shutting down

October 10, 2021

Why nuclear plants are shutting down The infamous Indian Point nuclear plant, located roughly 30 miles north of Manhattan, shut down earlier this year. To many, the shutdown was a victory following decades of protests about safety and environmental concerns. Here’s the problem: When operating, Indian Point provided more electricity than is produced annually by […]

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Town Of Cortlandt: Comments For The July 29, 2021 NRC Public Meeting

July 30, 2021

https://patch.com/new-york/peekskill/town-cortlandt-comments-july-29-2021-nrc-public-meeting

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Town Of Cortlandt: NRC To Hold Public Meeting On 7/29 In Tarrytown

July 26, 2021

Town Of Cortlandt: NRC To Hold Public Meeting On 7/29 In Tarrytown Town Of Cortlandt: NRC To Hold Public Meeting On 7/29 In Tarrytown – Peekskill-Cortlandt, NY – NRC to Hold Public Meeting on 7/29 in Tarrytown, N.Y. to Receive Comments on Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning Activities …

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NRC Holds Public Hearing On Indian Point Decommissioning

July 20, 2021

NRC Holds Public Hearing On Indian Point Decommissioning BUCHANAN, NY – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting to discuss and take comments about a decommissioning roadmap report for the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The NRC said, on July 29, staff will present information on regulatory reviews and oversight of the plant […]

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New Indian Point Oversight Board Forms

July 19, 2021

New Indian Point Oversight Board Forms With the shuttering of the final nuclear reactor at Indian Point in April, the Indian Point Closure Task Force is no more. But, per the order of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Indian Point Decommissioning Oversight Board has formed and held its first meeting last month.

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What’s next for decommissioned Indian Point

May 24, 2021

What’s next for decommissioned Indian Point? Indian Point, a nuclear power plant just south of Peekskill and about 35 miles north of Times Square, officially closed on April 30. This week, key stakeholders came to an agreement about how to begin the decommissioning process of the plant.

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New York approves Indian Point sale after Holtec sets up trust to cover cost of cleanup

May 20, 2021

New York approves Indian Point sale after Holtec sets up trust to cover cost of cleanup The state Public Service Commission has O.K.’d the sale of the Indian Point nuclear power facility to Holtec International subsidiaries, a key step in a protracted round of approvals needed to lock up the sale. The PSC’s approval came […]

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Rockland Officials Give Indian Point Update

May 18, 2021

Rockland Officials Give Indian Point Update NEW CITY, NY -The Indian Point Energy Center nuclear power plant in Buchanan, Westchester County ceased operations on April 30. But the plant’s proximity to Rockland County means safety and security issues remain relevant to local residents.

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Local communities struggle with closures as Indian Point shuts down

May 12, 2021

Local communities struggle with closures as Indian Point shuts down A nuclear plant closure can leave a deep hole in local finances, thousands of well paid, highly skilled workers out of a job and retiring or migrating to other parts of the country, and cause a rise in respiratory problems as pollutant-spewing alternatives are brought […]

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