Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

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

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.
Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
9:38 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Group says Palisades leak is a symptom of larger problems

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
Credit US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton and a commissioner from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will tour the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near South Haven on Monday.

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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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