Buchanan – Entergy will be conducting security training drills at the Indian
Point Energy Center during parts of the day and evening on Thursday, December 11
using simulated weaponry that sounds like actual gunfire. During the drills,
persons near the site may hear the sound of simulated gunfire as participants
carry out simulated attack scenarios that are intended to be as realistic as
Local law enforcement agencies have been informed of the events.
Entergy will be using a technical innovation for the exercise known as
“MILES” gear, or Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems. These systems
involve the use of laser “bullets” and vests with laser-detection equipment,
which duplicate the effects, including the sound, of live ammunition. MILES gear
is used for military and counter-terrorism training across the country to make
it as realistic as possible without using real bullets.
Indian Point Energy Center, in Buchanan, N.Y., is home to two operating
nuclear power plants, unit 2 and unit 3, which generate approximately 2000
megawatts of electricity for homes, business and public facilities in New York
City and Westchester County.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in
electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and
operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating
capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one
of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8
million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy
has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 14,000 employees.
Entergy’s online address is www.entergy.com
Indian Point Energy Center’s online address is