COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission special inspection at Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan after a water pump component failed in August had no significant findings.
The Kalamazoo Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/nwtf9Y) the NRC this week released details about the inspection at the plant owned by New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. in Van Buren County's Covert Township, about 55 miles southwest of Grand Rapids.
The NRC says a pump coupling failed Aug. 9. A similar incident happened in 2009.
Another inspection was ordered after the plant shut down Sept. 25 when officials said two pieces of metal inside a breaker panel touched, causing a short circuit. It was restarted Sunday.
The plant also shut down for several days starting Sept. 16 because of loss of water in the cooling system.
Information from: Kalamazoo Gazette, http://www.mlive.com/kalamazoo