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Palisades Nuclear Plant to remain shut down until safety ensured

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The Palisades Nuclear Plant on the Lakeshore in Covert Michigan.
The Palisades Nuclear Plant on the Lakeshore in Covert Michigan.

COVERT (WKZO) -- A western Michigan nuclear power plant will remain shut down until operators and federal inspectors are sure it's safe.

The Palisades Nuclear Power Plant was shut down May 5th after 80 gallons of radioactive water leaked into Lake Michigan.  Monday, plant officials took Congressman Fred Upton and members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission into the plant to show how repairs are being made to a crack in a leaky water tank.

Congressman Upton said he is satisfied that the plant's operator is taking the proper steps, saying "this is to be a safely run plant if it is to operate at all."

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