This week Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner William Magwood came to South Haven to tour the Palisades nuclear power plant in nearby Covert Township.
Magwood did not respond to requests to comment on how his tour went or why he chose to come.
He’s the second commissioner to visit the plant in less than a year. NRC spokeswoman Viktoria Mitlyng says that many high-level visits in such a short time is “not necessarily” uncommon.
“You can draw your own conclusions about that because I cannot do that for you,”Mitlyng said.
Kevin Kamps is with the anti-nuclear watchdog group Beyond Nuclear. Unlike the media, he and several others got a chance to sit down with Commissioner Magwood.
“There were some hints around the edges that it’s because of the problem plagued nature of Palisades and he even used the word disappointment for continued problems out there,” Kamps said.
2012 was a crazy year for the Palisades. Get a feel for it in our timeline on Palisades here.