Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

Location:

South Haven, Michigan
42.3222, -86.3153

Owner: 

Entergy Nuclear Operations

Population Within 10 Miles:

34,103

On-Site Dry Casks: 

Yes

NRC Contact Information: 

Reactors

Palisades

Reactor Type: 

Pressurized Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Operating

Licensed to Operate:

2/21/1971 to 3/24/2031

Notes: 

07/16/2010: UCS summarized a recurring problem with reactor cooling water leaking past seals in the control rod drive mechanisms. For decades, workers have replaced leaking seals, installed new seal designs, and added better ventilation to protect the seals from damage caused by overheating, but continues to experience leak after leak. Download the pdf >

09/18/2006   UCS documented the factors leading to the year-plus reactor outage that began in August 1973 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report. Download the pdf >

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