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Foreign Object Found in Palisades Reactor

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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, MI (WHTC) - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is monitoring a situation that arose at the Palisades plant near Covert in January when a piece of metal from a broken impeller blade was discovered lodged in the reactor vessel. Workers noticed the situation during a scheduled refueling and maintenance shutdown, and efforts to remove the object have been unsuccessful. Entergy officials claim that the metal is posing no safety risk.

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