Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

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Palisades Nuclear Power Plant operated safely last year despite an unexpected shut down. That’s according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The plant in Covert shut itself off days before a scheduled outage to refuel the plant in September.

"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.

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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. 

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