Palisades returns to service; steam leak which contained "low" levels of radiation fixed
Palisades Nuclear Plant Photo: flickr.com
Caroline MacGregor November 7, 2012 | WGVU
Mark Savage says the steam leak discovered on Sunday by a Nuclear Plant
Operator conducting normal rounds in the plant’s auxiliary building, has been
A plant worker discovered the leak after noticing water drops on the floor.
Savage says the
control room was immediately notified; the source of the leak identified and
the plant shut down to isolate the leak and make repairs.
outage, a pinhole water leak in a service water system valve discovered in
September - was also repaired. Other inspections and maintenance
activities were carried out while the plant was out of service.
statement this week, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the leak was contained to the
building and "very low levels of tritium" would be treated as
radioactive liquid waste.
operators will slowly increase reactor power levels over the next several days,
returning Palisades to full operation.
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