Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

8:22 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant back in service

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Plant had been shut down since May 5th because of leak in water tank
The Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near South Haven is back in service after 43-day outage caused by a leak in a water tank.
7:38 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Error in tank construction may be responsible for leaks at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

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Plant owner Entergy has said it will replace the bottom of the tank
COVERT - Repairs to a leaky water tank at the Palisades nuclear power plant have revealed the tank had not been built as designed, authorities reported.
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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8:21 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Upton says Palisades must stay offline until problems are addressed

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Congressman toured plant Monday with commissioner from Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Eight days after Palisades Nuclear Power Plant shut down May 5, an inspection is still ongoing of the safety injection refueling water tank. Until that inspection is complete, residents of Southwest Michigan won't know what the permanent solution to repair the leaking tank will be.