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Sun October 2, 2011
Palisades nuke plant restarts after week shutdown
Operators of the Palisades nuclear plant say they've restarted the power generator on the Lake Michigan shoreline after a one-week shutdown following a mechanical problem.
Authorities say the plant shut down automatically September 25 when two small pieces of metal inside the breaker panel touched, causing a short circuit.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said last week that the plant would remain offline until workers determine what happened and fixed the problems.
The Palisades Nuclear Power Plant is in Van Buren County's Covert Township, about 55 miles southwest of Grand Rapids.
New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. owns Palisades and says it was brought back online about 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Spokesman Mark Savage says the investigation continues into what caused the accident and says the utility is cooperating with federal investigators.