The Palisades nuclear power plant is shut down, RSOE is reporting.
Officials at the plant removed it from service due to what is being described as a “small leak” in the plant’s safety injection and refueling water tank. That tank holds as much as 300-thousand gallons of water that is used to remove heat from the reactor’s core in the event of a coolant accident and to increase “shutdown safety margin.”
It’s not known how long the troubled facility will remain out of service.
Palisades has been ranked by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as one of the four worst nuclear plants in the nation.
The Palisades Power Plant is a nuclear power plant located on Lake Michigan, in Van Buren County’s Covert Township, Michigan, on a site of 432 acres (2 km²) 5 miles south of South Haven, Michigan, USA. Palisades is owned and operated by Entergy. It was operated by the Nuclear Management Company and owned by CMS Energy Corporation prior to the sale completed on April 11, 2007. It was built at a cost of $149 million.
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