Nuclear Regulatory Commission

"COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued two license amendments involving embrittlement to Palisades Nuclear Plant along Lake Michigan, saying the requests for the amendments would maintain public health and safety." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

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Local environmental groups could take the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant to court this spring. The organizations say the aging plant near South Haven wants to lower its safety standards to keep running past its latest expiration date of 2017.

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Despite another radioactive leak, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says overall the Palisades Nuclear Power plant has operated safely over the past year. In February, the South Haven facility found small amounts of tritium in its sampling wells. 

COVERT - Palisades nuclear power plant's federal safety rating will be downgraded due to a violation related to how some workers' radiation doses were monitored and calculated last year.

Previously regulators found a "chilled work environment" at plant