NRC finds Palisades Nuclear Plant safety violation involving monitoring workers for radiation via Michigan Live

COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI — Federal regulators found a safety violation involving monitoring of workers for radiation exposure at the Palisades nuclear power plant in Covert Township early this year, according to a report.

Workers at Palisades were performing equipment maintenance during a refueling outage in February and March, but followed an inadequate procedure to measure how much radiation workers received, said Viktoria Mitlyng, senior public affairs officer with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Mitlyng said no workers were overexposed to radiation nor were workers in any danger. The plant did not use proper methodology to measure the radiation levels workers received.

“This is more of a control and exposure issue,” Mitlyng said.

Mitlyng said if Palisades does not contest the finding it becomes final and the plant’s safety rating would be downgraded, requiring additional safety oversights.

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