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Nuclear regulators schedule public meeting to discuss Palisades safety upgrade

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Mark Savage
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Entergy

Top federal nuclear regulators will be in South Haven early next month to discuss the Palisades nuclear power plant’s recent safety rating upgrade with the community.

Palisades has had a rough couple of years. Its safety rating was downgraded to one of the worst in the country in February following a number of problems in 2011. And it’s had a series of water leaks this year that have forced a number of shutdowns to make repairs.

But after a major inspection this fall, nuclear regulators declared the poor safety record improved; upgrading the safety rating from one of the worst to the safest category. Because of all the leaks this year, regulators will maintain a higher level of scrutiny at the plant.

This week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it’ll hold a public meeting in South Haven December 11th at 6p.m. at the Beach Haven Event Center to discuss the inspection and plans for oversight next year.

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