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INDIAN POINT 3 SETS STATE PRODUCTION RECORD

 INDIAN POINT 3 SETS STATE PRODUCTION RECORD
 BUCHANAN, N.Y., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Power


Authority's Indian Point 3 Nuclear Power Plant has set a statewide annual production record for nuclear plants, breaking the record of 6,711,902,000 kilowatt hours (kwh) that it established in 1988.
 Indian Point 3 broke the record Saturday, and by Monday morning had produced 6,752,884,000 kwh. That's enough electricity to light all of New York City's streetlights for 16 years.
 "This shows how important Indian Point 3 is as a source of reliable, economical electricity for the New York Metropolitan area," said Power Authority Chairman Richard M. Flynn. "It reflects the Power Authority's commitment to safe and efficient operation of the plant."
 Producing the amount of electricity generated by Indian Point 3 this year would have required burning more than 11 million barrels of oil at an oil-fired power plant, or 2.8 million tons of coal at a coal-fired plant.
 Electricity from Indian Point 3, which marked its 15th anniversary this year, is supplied to more than 10,000 governmental facilities in New York City and Westchester County, including public buildings, schools, street lights, hospitals, museums and subway and commuter trains. A portion of the plant's output is sold to Consolidated Edison for resale, without profit, to individual customers.
 There are six operating nuclear power plants in New York State.
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 /CONTACT: Todd Forte of New York Power Authority, 914-736-8081/ CO: The New York Power Authority ST: New York IN: UTI SU: SM -- NY064 -- 0658 12/09/91 15:31 EST
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