Palisades nuke power plant goes off line for water leak

Published On: May 05 2013 04:30:48 PM EDT
Updated On: May 06 2013 02:31:49 PM EDT

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COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

Operators of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in southwestern say they removed it from service because of a water leak.

The plant operators say they took the plant off line Sunday morning for inspections and repairs to the safety injection/refueling water tank. They say there is no risk to the public.

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

Plant operators say they acted after "water leakage from the tank exceeded a site threshold."

The plant is owned by New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. has been under extra scrutiny by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after numerous safety issues and shutdowns. The plant shut for several days in February for work on its cooling water heat exchanger system.

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