7:47 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Snyder Appoints Panel to Review Landfill Standards

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Regulations on accepting low-level radioactive waste have tightened in other states
LANSING, MI - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday ordered a review of disposal standards for low-radioactivity drilling waste, and a Metro Detroit landfill that accepts the material announced it will voluntarily suspend disposal until the review is complete.
6:07 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Examining Safety at Palisades

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NRC says plant near South Haven operated safely in 2013, and the first half of this year, but problems have not gone away
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - Palisades Nuclear Plant experienced a "year of recovery" in 2013, after two problematic years that saw multiple unplanned shutdowns and the plant temporarily reclassified as among the four worst-performing reactors in the country. That's according to Cynthia Pederson, the NRC administrator for Region III, which oversees Palisades.
6:06 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Federal Officials Say Palisades Will Strengthen Safety Culture

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Mediated settlement includes refresher courses and an ombudsman to help raise concerns about safety
Management of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near South Haven will take several actions to strengthen its safety culture after a low-level security incident was recently settled through mediation.The plant, owned by Entergy Corp., has been under scrutiny from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a "chilled work environment," though the facility has been improving, according to officials.The incident happened on Christmas Eve 2012 when a person requested leave for the day.
9:20 am
Wed July 23, 2014

NRC Cites Palisades Security Issue

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Entergy, which owns the nuclear power plant, says it's taking steps to prevent similar problems in the future.
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - The security manager at Palisades Nuclear Plant and a security operations supervisor "willfully violated" qualification requirements and the plant's security plan in a Christmas Eve 2012 incident, according to a confirmatory order issued July 22 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the owners of the plant.
2:07 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Kalamazoo County to Get "Smart" Electric Meters

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Consumers Energy customers can "opt out" of the program and keep their old meters, at a cost.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County Consumers Energy customers should expect to see new "smart meters" installed by mid-2015 as the company accelerates plans to install 2.4 million new electric and natural gas meters statewide by 2017.