What would happen if Indian Point exploded?

What would happen if Indian Point exploded?

An accident at one of Indian Point’s reactors on the scale of the recent catastrophe in Japan could cause a swath of land down to the George Washington Bridge to be uninhabitable for generations due to radiation contamination.

How much electricity did NYC receive from Indian Point?

The Indian Point nuclear power plant began operations in 1962 and produced over 565 terawatthours (TWh) of electricity in the 59 years it was open.

What type of power plant is Indian Point?

nuclear power plant station
Indian Point Energy Center (I.P.E.C.) was a three-unit nuclear power plant station located in Buchanan, just south of Peekskill, in Westchester County, state of New York….

Indian Point Energy Center
Owner(s) Holtec International
Operator(s) Holtec International
Nuclear power station
Reactor type PWR

Why Indian Point nuclear power plant?

Indian Point nuclear generates 2,000 MW of power on just 240 acres of land (1/3 square mile). Nuclear is baseload generation, operating 24/7 to serve the non-peak load. The Indian Point plant even surpasses industry average by producing 93% of its potential output. Other options are less reliable.

What percentage of electricity does Indian Point generate?

Indian Point provides 39% of the state’s nuclear capacity. Nuclear power produces 34.2% of the state’s electricity, higher than the U.S. average of 20.6%. As of 2015, Indian Point generates approximately 10% of the state’s electricity needs, and 25% of the electricity used in New York City and Westchester County.

Will closing Indian Point power plant help or hurt NYC’s sustainability goals?

When Mr. Cuomo announced four years ago that he would close Indian Point, the plant produced about a quarter of the city’s energy. Critics say that closing the plant will make meeting sustainability goals more difficult, and there is evidence to support that idea.

Why is Indian Point power not available in New York City?

New York Power Authority, which supplies the subways, Metro-North, municipalities and government buildings, among other things, has not purchased electricity from Indian Point for years because they can get it cheaper elsewhere. “Replacement power does not have to be new generation.