Palisades nuke power plant shuts after water leak

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Operators of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in southwestern have removed it from service because of a repeat water leak from a tank that caused seepage into the control room last year.

Operators say they took the plant off line Sunday morning for repairs to the safety injection/refueling water tank.

The plant is along Lake Michigan in Van Buren County's Covert Township, about 80 miles east-northeast of Chicago.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Sunday's shutdown happened after the water tank exceeded a 38 gallon daily leak limit set in a 2012 letter that followed the earlier shutdown.

The plant is owned by New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. and has been under extra NRC scrutiny after numerous safety issues. There were four shutdowns last year and at least two this year.


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