NRC http://michiganradio.org en Read this for a brief summary of all the problems at Palisades http://michiganradio.org/post/read-brief-summary-all-problems-palisades <p>Operators at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant announced yesterday that it will take until early summer to repair the plant and get it back online.</p><p>The plant was shut down after it was discovered that radioactive water had been entering Lake Michigan.</p><p>The leak came from a water storage tank that has continually caused problems at Palisades. Water from the tank dripped into the plant’s control room in May of 2011.</p><p>This time the <a href="http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1312/ML13129A438.pdf">water leaked onto the roof, down the roof drains, and out into the lake</a>.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 16:00:05 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12658 at http://michiganradio.org Read this for a brief summary of all the problems at Palisades Regulators see “no indications of bad practice” leading to Palisades leak; final review pending http://michiganradio.org/post/regulators-see-no-indications-bad-practice-leading-palisades-leak-final-review-pending <p>The federal agency that regulates nuclear power plants released more information on Monday about a leak over the summer at the Palisades plant near South Haven. The plant has one of the worst safety ratings in the US after a <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/timeline-problems-palisades-7-shutdowns-last-2-years">number of problems last year</a>.</p><p>There have been at least three water leaks at Palisades in the past several months.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 12:52:55 +0000 Lindsey Smith 9325 at http://michiganradio.org Regulators see “no indications of bad practice” leading to Palisades leak; final review pending Inspector discovers new water leak at Palisades nuclear plant http://michiganradio.org/post/inspector-discovers-new-water-leak-palisades-nuclear-plant <p>Documents released this week show a Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspector based at Palisades discovered the leak during a routine inspection on September 20<sup>th</sup>. &nbsp;</p><p>Palisades is under more scrutiny this year after a series of problems earned it one of the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/photos-tour-palisades-nuclear-power-plant">worst safety ratings in the country</a>. This is at least the third water leak (depending on exactly how you tally them) at the nuclear plant this year. You can find more details about the first leak from a large water tank <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/federal-investigators-probe-entergy-over-leaky-tank-palisades">above the control room here</a>, and the second water leak from <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/another-leak-forces-shutdown-palisades-nuclear-power-plant">the actual reactor here</a>. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 02:52:57 +0000 Lindsey Smith 9247 at http://michiganradio.org Inspector discovers new water leak at Palisades nuclear plant Deer baiting ban to be lifted? http://michiganradio.org/post/deer-baiting-ban-be-lifted <p>Baiting deer is the subject of lots of debate in Lansing this month. There&rsquo;s a ban on feeding deer in the Lower Peninsula that could be lifted in June. The restriction was a response to the discovery of chronic wasting disease in one deer in 2008. But as Peter Payette reported for <a href="http://environmentreport.org/show.php?showID=522">The Environment Report</a> no more sick animals have been found and the pressure is growing to let hunters bait wild deer.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 03:45:36 +0000 Rebecca Williams 2125 at http://michiganradio.org Deer baiting ban to be lifted?