Palisades power plant to undergo accelerated decommissioning after sale

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Published: Aug. 2, 2018 at 11:10 PM EDT
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The Palisades nuclear power plant in Van Buren County will have a new owner in 2022.

The plant is slated to shut down that year,


And after it closes, the current owner, Entergy, will sell the plant to Holtec International for accelerated decommissioning.

Entergy's chairman says the sale will allow the site to return to productive use sooner than if the company were still to own it.

Holtec is also buying Entergy's Pilgrim nuclear station in Massachusetts.