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Environment & Science
Sat June 23, 2012
No date set for reopening of Palisades nuclear power plant
COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A spokesman says work continues at the Palisades nuclear plant 10 days after the southwestern Michigan facility was shut down to repair a leak in a water tank.
Palisades spokesman Mark Savage said Friday that crews are analyzing and evaluating the tank.
The plant in Van Buren County's Covert Township voluntarily shut down June 12th.
The tank with the leak contained 300,000 gallons of borated water, which is used to cool the reactor when the plant's nuclear fuel is replaced or to cool the core in the event of an emergency.
Savage says repair work is ongoing, and no date has been set for the plant to reopen.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said the leak isn't a threat to public or plant safety.