UPDATE 2-Entergy Michigan reactor shut after leak
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:16am EDT
June 13 (Reuters) - Entergy Corp shut its
793-megawatt Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan on
Tuesday due to leakage from a refueling water tank, the U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said in a report.
The company is in the midst of cooling down the reactor in
order to make repairs to the refueling water tank, company
spokesman Mark Savage told Reuters.
He said that the plant would return to service once repairs
were completed, although he did not provide a length of time for
The tank was believed to be leaking from several locations,
the company told the NRC.
The event had no impact on the health and/or safety of the
public, the report said.
COUNTY: Van Buren
TOWN: South Haven, about 120 miles (193 km) west of
Lansing, the state capital
OPERATOR: Entergy Nuclear
OWNER(S): Entergy Corp
CAPACITY: 793 MW
UNIT(S): Combustion Engineering pressurized water reactor
and a Westinghouse Electric turbine generator
COST: $149 million
1971 - Plant enters commercial service
2005 - Company applies with the NRC to renew the original
40-year operating license for an additional 20
2006- CMS agrees to sell reactor to Entergy
2007 - Entergy completes purchase of the reactor for $380
2007 - NRC grants license renewal
2031 - Reactor license to expire
When I went to work helping construct the Trojan nuclear plant in Rainier, Oregon, I carried with me comprehensive study of the workings of fission power plants courtesy Profs. Macklin and Rose. The spent fuel problem was an unsolved one back in 1972 and it is now. My work at the Trojan plant(now decommissioned with cooling tower dropped like a bad habit) impressed me on one thing. The people building it did not feel responsible for spent fuel problems and they had a childlike faith in the rewriting of Scripture by Constantine. Their belief in 'God' as described by the false 'profits' may end up killing everything on earth. Bloody stupid like the people now ignoring the Wall Street looting, Bernanke giving away the farm and the ever increasing Fukushima radioactivity contamination. This is what Winston Churchill referred to as the number one argument against democracy.
apeman-and what are the SHEEPLE going to do about it, nothing! sad but, like what you said, true! but didnt they say they solved that spent fuel problem, dump it on anyone that have dumb local politicians. and in the USA, that is just about any city!
We could be dropping like flies and the freaking "NRC" will say everything is A-OK. We really put ourselves in a terrible situation with all things nuclear...