Entergy’s Waterford Three Nuclear Plant Begins 21st Refueling Outage

Published on April 21, 2017 by Daily Energy Insider Reports

Entergy employees recently removed Waterford Three Steam Electric Station in Killona, Louisiana from service in order to begin its 21st scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

“A refueling and maintenance outage is beneficial to the safety and reliability of our plant and provides tremendous economic value to the surrounding community,” Mike Chisum, Waterford Three’s site vice president, said. “I appreciate the efforts of the team striving for excellence every day.”

Waterford’s 650 full-time employees, Entergy employees from other areas and an additional 800 contract workers, including pipefitters, millwrights, ironworkers, carpenters, boilermakers, electricians, laborers, valve technicians, engineers, operating engineers, and radiation protection technicians, will complete the refueling and maintenance work.

“We appreciate the support of the community during this time of increased activity at our site and outside in the local businesses and community,” Chisum said. “Throughout the refueling outage, safety is our number one priority.”