Palisades nuclear plant in Michigan shut down for transformer repairs

USA, Michigan: The Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan is shut down for repairs due to an internal transformer fault.

The officials had to shut down the reactor ahead of a planned refuelling outage, as an internal transformer fault occurred during the maintenance work on a degrading control rod drive seal, resulting in the loss of power supply to several components, reports The State.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said that radioactive water leaked through the seal, but it never reached outside the plant’s barriers and there’s no threat to the public.

The plant is owned by New Orleans-based Entergy Corp., which plans to close it in 2022.

Source: The State