Enformable: Palisades nuclear power plant shut down due to leaks [...] The Palisades nuclear power plant shut down on Sunday morning, just after 1 am, due to a leak from the Safety Injection Refueling Water Tank.
CBS Detroit: More Problems At Palisades Nuclear Power Plant [...] The plant is along Lake Michigan’s shoreline in Van Buren County’s Covert Township, about 80 miles east-northeast of Chicago. Plant operators said they acted after “water leakage from the tank exceeded a site threshold.”
MLive.com: Palisades nuclear power plant has been shut down for repairs, according to officials at the plant. [...] Plant operators shut down the plant when water leakage from the tank exceeded a site threshold.
AP: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Sunday’s shutdown happened after the water tank exceeded a 38 gallon daily leak limit set in a 2012 letter that followed the earlier shutdown.
NRC: The exact location of the leakage has not been determined at this time. The Plant will be taken to Mode 5. The licensee has been operating with SIRW leakage at a rate of less than 34 gallons per day. The leakage has increased for unknown reasons to a calculated value of approximately 90 gallons per day.
See also: Emergency declared at Michigan nuke plant: Reactor shut down after leak exceeded plant's technical specifications -- Cooling system spews more than 10 gallons a minute
Published: May 6th, 2013 at 10:27 am ET