Washington — Entergy's 1,067-MW Indian Point-2 nuclear reactor in Buchanan, New York,synchronized with the electricity grid at 11 am EST (1600 GMT) Saturday,ending a 16-day outage to repair one of four reactor coolant pumps, plantspokesman Jerry Nappi said in an email Tuesday.
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The unit was operating at 100% of capacity Monday and Tuesday, at 84%Sunday and at 1% early Saturday, according to US Nuclear Regulatory Commissiondaily reactor status reports.
Operators shut Indian Point-2 "pre-emptively" on December 9 after severaldays of monitoring water leakage from a seal on one of the reactor coolantpumps, even though "the leakage had not reached the threshold requiring us toshut down the unit," Nappi said in a December 11 email.
The adjacent, 1,080-MW Indian Point-3 reactor has continued to operate at100%, according to NRC's daily reports.
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