Radioactive Water From Palisades Nuclear Plant Spills Into Lake Michigan

COVERT TOWNSHIP (AP) – Seventy-nine gallons of “very slightly radioactive water” from a leaky tank at the troubled Palisades Nuclear Power Plant spilled into Lake Michigan over the weekend.

According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, there is “absolutely no risk” to public health. The plant is 80 miles east-northeast of Chicago in Van Buren County.

It’s been under heightened NRC attention because of a series of breakdowns over two years.

The reactor was shut down Sunday after the leak was discovered in a 250 thousand gallon water storage tank.

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