Mich. Palisades Nuclear Plant May Be Named One of Nation's 5 Worst

"The Palisades nuclear power plant, which sits on the shores of Lake Michigan, could soon be downgraded by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to a status making it among the nation's five worst-performing nuclear plants after a year of accidents, unexpected shutdowns and safety violations."

"The regional head of the NRC said last week that if performance does not improve, the agency would not hesitate to shut down the plant. Palisades is one of the nation's 10 oldest nuclear plants, and after hitting its 40-year life-span in 2011, its license was extended until 2031."

Tina Lam reports for the Detroit Free Press January 15, 2012.

Source: Detroit Free Press, 01/17/2012