Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

NRC says plant will be able to operate safely with metal lodged in reactor

Broken piece of metal was found insides the plant's reactor during inspection

Spokeswoman for plant's owner says metal is physically separated from fuel

Official Nuclear Regulatory Commission Photo

A social activist says nuclear power is expensive for the public, and a safety risk. 

Flaws were discovered during inspections, but Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there's no evidence of a leak before planned shutdown on January 19th