Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

9:20 am
Wed July 23, 2014

NRC Cites Palisades Security Issue

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Entergy, which owns the nuclear power plant, says it's taking steps to prevent similar problems in the future.
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - The security manager at Palisades Nuclear Plant and a security operations supervisor "willfully violated" qualification requirements and the plant's security plan in a Christmas Eve 2012 incident, according to a confirmatory order issued July 22 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the owners of the plant.
7:09 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Former Security Guards Criticize Work Environment at Palisades

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission official says issue of security department is "problematic"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SOUTH HAVEN, MI - Chris Mikusko worked for 28 years in the security department at Palisades Nuclear Plant before being let go in 2013. Mikusko was one of two fired security supervisors whose terminations were highlighted in a finding of a "chilled work environment" in that department.
6:08 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Federal Regulators Find "Insufficient Actions" to Improve Palisades Work Environment

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NRC will discuss findings at open house on Thursday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - Palisades Nuclear Power Plant did not "demonstrate a strong commitment to effectively improve" the safety culture in the "chilled work environment" in its security department, according to a letter the Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent June 20 to plant management.
12:09 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Palisades Nuclear Plant Off-Line Again

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Plant officials say the outage will be "brief" but haven't said when it will return to service.
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - Palisades Nuclear Power Plant was removed from service at 11:30 p.m. Friday, (June 20). That is being done to conduct a "planned maintenance outage" to replace a primary coolant pump seal, says Lindsay Rose, spokeswoman for Entergy Corp., which owns Palisades.
11:37 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Oil Leak Found At Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

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About 70 gallons of oil was released, officials say there is no path for water to get to Lake Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - An oil leak was discovered at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant Thursday evening. The spilled oil does not have a path to reach Lake Michigan or any other surface water, according to an incident report. "The oil released to the ground was approximately 70 gallons, which is greater than the reporting requirements," the report read.