COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A southwest Michigan nuclear power plant has been taken out of service for awhile.
Palisades spokesman Mark Savage says the company’s control room operators removed the plant from service Sunday morning to repair a minor leak of cooling water inside the plant’s Containment building.
Savage says there has been no release of radioactivity to the environment.
He says Palisades is taking the conservative measure to temporarily shut down because of its “commitment and focus on nuclear safety.”
Savage says Palisades will be returned to service when repairs are completed. He did not give a timetable.
Operators shut down the reactor June 12 to repair a leak in a refueling water storage tank at the plant. The plant was returned online by July 11.