nuclear power

12:09 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Palisades Nuclear Plant Off-Line Again

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Plant officials say the outage will be "brief" but haven't said when it will return to service.
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - Palisades Nuclear Power Plant was removed from service at 11:30 p.m. Friday, (June 20). That is being done to conduct a "planned maintenance outage" to replace a primary coolant pump seal, says Lindsay Rose, spokeswoman for Entergy Corp., which owns Palisades.
11:37 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Oil Leak Found At Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

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About 70 gallons of oil was released, officials say there is no path for water to get to Lake Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - An oil leak was discovered at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant Thursday evening. The spilled oil does not have a path to reach Lake Michigan or any other surface water, according to an incident report. "The oil released to the ground was approximately 70 gallons, which is greater than the reporting requirements," the report read.
12:38 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Nuclear Regulator Say Broken Piece of Metal Should Have No Impact on Safety

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NRC says plant will be able to operate safely with metal lodged in reactor
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - A broken piece of metal from an impeller blade should have no impact on the reactor vessel or fuel at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported Monday. Palisades returned to service Sunday, after a 55 day outage for refueling and maintenance.
7:55 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Palisades Officials Say Metal Lodged in Reactor Doesn't Pose Safety Risk

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Spokeswoman for plant's owner says metal is physically separated from fuel
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - A piece of metal from a broken impeller blade has lodged in the reactor vessel at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. Workers discovered the issue during the nuclear power plant's scheduled refueling and maintenance shutdown, which began Jan. 19.
7:21 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Problems discovered at Palisades during refueling shutdown

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Flaws were discovered during inspections, but Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there's no evidence of a leak before planned shutdown on January 19th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - During Palisades Nuclear Power Plant's shutdown for refueling and maintenance, flaws were found in more than a dozen of the control rod drive mechanism housings, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported Jan. 30. The Covert Township nuclear power plant was removed from service Jan. 19.

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