Nuclear Regulatory Commission

7:21 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant will replace bottom of leaking tank

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Spokeswoman for plant says repair could take until early summer
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- A repair plan has been developed for the damaged safety injection refueling water tank that shut down Palisades Nuclear Power Plant earlier this month. After finding a small crack along a nozzle weld at the bottom of the tank, Palisades officials have decided to completely replace the tank bottom, according to spokesperson Lindsay Rose.
Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
7:31 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Upton: No shortcuts in fixing problems at Palisades

Protester's sign outside of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
Credit WMUK

Interview with Fred Upton

The Palisades Nuclear Power Plant remains offline because of a leak in a safety injection refueling tank. West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton toured the plant on Monday with a commissioner from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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WMUK News
9:33 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Upton reacts to latest Palisades leak

Palisades Nuclear Power PLant
Credit US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

UPDATE: Upton says he will tour the Palisades plant on Monday, May 13th, along with Nuclear Regulatory Commission member Kristine Svinicki.

Congressman Fred Upton says he's "outraged" by a new leak at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near south Haven. The Saint Joseph Republican says he wants to get a first-hand look at the problem along with a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission "in the near future".

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9:06 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Upton says Palisades Nuclear Power Plant must stay offline until leaking tank is fixed

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission said 79 gallons of radioactive water leaked into Lake Michigan this week
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - U.S Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, called Tuesday for the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant to remain offline until a leak in its tank that apparently led to diluted radioactive water being released into Lake Michigan is permanently repaired.
4:05 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

UPDATE: Radioactive water goes into lake before Palisades shut down

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Almost 80 gallons of radioactive water was released into Lake Michigan from the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant this weekend. A spokesperson for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says that the radioactive material is not a health risk because the water was diluted before it reached the lake.
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - Before Sunday's shutdown of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, about 79 gallons of diluted radioactive water were released into Lake Michigan, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday, May 6. But by the time the water reached the lake, the level of radioactivity had been diluted to the point where it did not represent a health or safety risk, a spokeswoman for the NRC said.

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