Water leak shuts down reactor, Herald Palladium, By ANDREW LERSTEN, September 17, 2011:
Palisades cooling system spewing more than 10 gallons a minute; radioactive material won’t leak into environment
The Palisades nuclear power plant was shut down Friday afternoon after a water leak of more than 10 gallons per minute was detected in the system that cools the plant’s nuclear reactor.
The plant was shut down shortly before 3 p.m. because the leak exceeded the plant’s technical specifications, spokesman Mark Savage said. The plant filed a notification of an “unusual event” with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. [...]
There is no estimate for when the plant will be back in operation, Savage said Friday afternoon. [...]
Published: September 19th, 2011 at 6:56 am ET