COVERT TOWNSHIP (WWJ/AP) – The Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan has been shut down for repairs after workers spent several days trouble-shooting its cooling water heat exchanger system.

The plant was disconnected from the state’s electrical grid just before 5 p.m. Friday. There was no timetable given for the repairs at the plant along Lake Michigan’s shoreline in Covert Township.

The plant, owned by New Orleans-based Entergy Corp., has been under extra scrutiny by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after numerous safety issues and shutdowns.

The Palisades website acknowledge that they working to improve safety, following indications that the facility wasn’t meeting its own standards.


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