Top federal nuclear regulators will be in South Haven early next month to discuss the Palisades nuclear power plant’s recent safety rating upgrade with the community.
Palisades has had a rough couple of years. Its safety rating was downgraded to one of the worst in the country in February following a number of problems in 2011. And it’s had a series of water leaks this year that have forced a number of shutdowns to make repairs.
But after a major inspection this fall, nuclear regulators declared the poor safety record improved; upgrading the safety rating from one of the worst to the safest category. Because of all the leaks this year, regulators will maintain a higher level of scrutiny at the plant.
This week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it’ll hold a public meeting in South Haven December 11th at 6p.m. at the Beach Haven Event Center to discuss the inspection and plans for oversight next year.