Indian Point Units 2 and 3 are located in Buchanan, New York approximately 24 miles north of New York City, New York. The Westinghouse PWRs are operated by Entergy Nuclear Northeast and owned by Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary or Entergy Corp. Unit 2 is licensed to operate until September 28, 2013. Unit 3 is licensed to operate until December 12, 2015. Unit 1 was shutdown in October 1974, and while some decommissioning work has occurred the majority of work will occur when Unit 2 is decommissioned. Additional information regarding the decommissioning of Unit 1 can be found at the following NRC website: http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/decommissioning/power-reactor/indian-point-unit-1.html.
The ISFSI for Indian Point began accepting SNF from Unit 2 in 2007 pursuant to general license. As of October 2011, 448 SNF assemblies from Unit 2 were stored in 14 dry casks. In addition, 160 SNF assemblies from Indian Point Unit 1 are stored in another 5 dry casks at the ISFSI. (The photo only shows 17 casks.) No SNF from Unit 3 is stored in casks. All the casks are manufactured by Holtec — the Hi-Storm cask system and the MPC-32 canister type. As of the end of 2008, there were 3,450 metric tons of SNF stored at the four nuclear power plant sites located in the State of New York — FitzPatrick, Ginna, Indian Point, and Nine Mile Point.