Michigan News
4:24 am
Tue June 24, 2014

NRC To Discuss Safety Issues At Palisades Nuclear Plant

   The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans to hold a public meeting this week to discuss the federal agency's safety assessment of the Palisades power plant in southwestern Michigan.

     The NRC announced yesterday the meeting will take place Thursday at the Beach Haven Event Center in South Haven. Agency staffers will discuss the results of safety inspection findings at Palisades, which is located 5 miles away on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Van Buren County's Covert Township.

     The plant is owned by New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. and has had numerous shutdowns in recent years.

     It was downgraded in 2012 to a category designating the nation's worst-performing nuclear plants, but the NRC moved Palisades back to the list of top performers the same year and it remained there in the most recent assessment.