Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

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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.

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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.


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 TOWNSHIP, MI -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold an open house and public meeting Thursday to discuss the annual safety performance of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. The open house is scheduled for 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Beach Haven Event Center, 10420 M-140 in South Haven." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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.

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