UPDATE 2-Entergy Michigan reactor shut after leak

Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:16am EDT

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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 outage.	
    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.	
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PLANT BACKGROUND/TIMELINE       
STATE:     Michigan               
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        
 
FUEL:      Nuclear               
DISPATCH:  Baseload               
COST:      $149 million	
	
TIMELINE:               
1971 -     Plant enters commercial service               
2005 -     Company applies with the NRC to renew the original   	
           40-year operating license for an additional 20       	
           years               
2006-      CMS agrees to sell reactor to Entergy               
2007 -     Entergy completes purchase of the reactor for $380   	
           million               
2007 -     NRC grants license renewal               
2031 -     Reactor license to expire
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stambo2001 wrote:
Leak or Stuxnet come home to roost? Be real funny if these ‘leaks’ start happening across the country. Like I said before, it is going to be a funny, funny day when the americans cyber attack (which is now out in the wild) attacks their own systems. Just imagine some 13 year old computer nerd in Europe deconstructs the program and reprograms it to attack american nuclear facilities. Think ‘tech-savy’ obama thought of that one?

Jun 14, 2012 2:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
The corruption at Entergy Corp. is evidenced by the on-going lies promulgated by the so-called Nuclear Reg.Commission which like the EPA and the FDA are now little more than Corp. lackeys who lie on behalf of the Masters to the determent of all its Citizens world wide.
For example, the Indian Point nuke power factory built in the late 1940′s continues it’s creaky rattling operation just 6 nautical miles from New York City. The Constellation Nine Mile Point nuke factory in Upstate NY continues to leak Tritium as it has for years!
The NRC has done NFT to halt the factory or even fine them. Pollution from that factory has entered the Great Lakes, the source of 25% of the worlds fresh water. As with Daishi-Fucuashima Nuclear Power plant in Japan apparently the families of the Corporations will live on Mars and escape the poison their companies dump into the environment.
My final point is the apparent contradiction between old news dictum: “if it bleeds it leads.” and the obvious reluctance to report true stories of horror, lies, deception and inevitable train wreck of environmental catastrophe that follows the shoddy construction and lack of maintenance of complex facilities from Bopaul to Exxon Valdez to the New Zealand ship wreck a few weeks ago. So whats the line in the fourth estate? Murder? yes. Ethnic slaughter? no. Gang violence? yes. Gov’t sponsored terror? no. I was just wondering… .

Jun 14, 2012 2:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Radiation in South Bend, Indiana was detected at over 70 times (over 7000) the warning level of 100 on the 7th of June. The normal range of units is 16 to 60.
The monitoring station was taken off line and the government denied any problems. However other stations as far away as Chicago were reporting dangerous levels many days afterward. Conclusion was that their was no malfunction and the govt refused to follow protocol and warn the surrounding public.

Jun 15, 2012 12:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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