nuclear power

A poster hanging in the main entrance to the Covert Public Schools building
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Closing the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert Township means finding a place for spent nuclear fuel and determining where power currently generated by the plant will come from.


Official Nuclear Regulatory Commission Photo

Plans to close the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant sooner than was previously announced caught many people by surprise. But Midwest Energy News reporter Andy Balaskovitz says there were some signs of an accelerated timeline. 


D.C. Cook Nuclear

Officials at D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman may have found what caused a steam pipe to burst in July. The plant was shut down for a week last month after pressure from a faulty steam pipe wore a hole in the wall of the turbine building. 

Carolyn Kaster/AP / The Associated Press

Congressman Dan Kildee says the freedom of innocent Americans shouldn't be connected to nuclear negotiations with Iran. 

Daniel Mayer/Wikimedia Commons

Congressman Dan Kildee says there should be a better way to store nuclear waste. The Democrat from Flint says a proposed facility in Canada isn't a good answer.


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