Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit 3

Life cycle timeline consisting of 6 various stages of status (Pre-Licensing, Licensing, Construction, Operating, Operating with Intent to Decommission, Decommissioning) with the current status(s) shown in color, and the other available status are greyed outhyperlink to Decommission section content for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit 3

Location: Buchanan, NY (24 miles N of New York City, NY) in Region I
Operator: Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC
Operating License: Issued - 12/12/1975
Renewed License: Issued - 09/17/2018
License Expires: 04/30/2025
Docket Number: 05000286
Facility Type: Power Reactor, Pressurized Water Reactor 
Licensed MWt: 3,216
Reactor Vendor/Type: Westinghouse Four-Loop
Containment Type: Dry, Ambient Pressure

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1.0  Site Identification

Type of Site: Power Reactor Facility
Location: Buchanan, NY
License No.: DPR-64
Docket No.: 50-286
License Status: Permanently Shutdown and Defueled
Permanently Shutdown: 04/30/2021
Fuel Removed: 05/11/2021
Project Manager: Zahira Cruz

2.0  Site Status Summary

Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit No. 3 (Indian Point Unit 3) is located on the east bank of the Hudson River in the Village of Buchanan in upper Westchester County, New York.  It is about 24 miles north of the New York City.  Indian Point Unit 3 is a facility with a Westinghouse four-loop pressurized water reactor that began operation in 1976 and was licensed to generate 3,216 megawatts – thermal (MWt).  Power operations ceased at Indian Point Unit 3 on April 30, 2021, and the fuel was permanently removed from the reactor vessel and placed in the spent fuel pool on May 11, 2021.

To view previous operating reactor information for Indian Point Unit 3, please visit the Operating section above.

On November 21, 2019, Entergy and Holtec submitted a License Transfer Application requesting NRC approval to transfer the Indian Point Facility Operating Licenses for Units 1, 2, and 3, as well as the general license for the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) to Holtec, as the licensed owner, and to Holtec Decommissioning International (HDI), as the licensed operator.  On November 23, 2020, the NRC issued an order approving the transfer and draft conforming license amendments and concluded that Holtec and HDI are financially and technically qualified to own and decommission Indian Point and to manage spent fuel at Indian Point.

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