Category Archives: Palisades

Michigan newspaper looks at embrittlement in Palisades reactor

The Kalamazoo Gazette published an in-depth look at safety at the Palisades nuclear power plant on the shores of Lake Michigan. Kalamazoo, Michigan, is about 40 east of Palisades. The Gazette reported this morning: Palisades is one of the oldest … Continue reading

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Michigan nuke has broken piece of metal wedged in reactor vessel

Yvonne Zipp of the Kalamazoo Gazette reported this afternoon on MLive: A piece of metal from a broken impeller blade has lodged in the reactor vessel at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. Workers discovered the issue during the nuclear power plant’s … Continue reading

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NRC Event Reports: A leak, a bad weld and more potential fire problems

Today’s NRC Event Reports page contained three interesting items today: 1. The Quad Cities nuclear power plant in Illinois reported a drain line leak in its Unit 2 reactor, rendering the unit’s High Pressure Coolant Injection system inoperable. Not to … Continue reading

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Plant leaking radioactive water into Lake Michigan

The Palisades nuclear power plant has been closed since Sunday with a radioactive water leak. The South Bend Tribune reported yesterday: The entry into Lake Michigan of 79 gallons of what officials at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant and the … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Plant shutdowns in Michigan and New York and a Fitness for Duty Report from Florida

1. Sunday afternoon, operators at the Palisades nuclear plant in Michigan declared a primary coolant loop to be inoperable due to a steam leak. Since the leak could not be investigated with the reactor running, the plant entered a Technical … Continue reading

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Entergy, control room operator cited for safety violation at Michigan nuke

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued Confirmatory¬†Orders yesterday to Entergy Nuclear Operations and a licensed control room operator over an incident that occurred in 2010 at the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan. The NRC press release described the incident: The … Continue reading

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Event Report: Michigan nuke shuts down after both feedpumps fail

Yesterday afternoon, operators of the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan shut down the plant’s reactor after both main feedpumps failed. The incident involved “an apparent unplanned opening of the ‘A’ main feedpump recirculation valve.” The event startled some members … Continue reading

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