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Palisades nuclear plant in Michigan shuts down after gear failure; refueling work subsequent via Observer

COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. –  Officers say Palisades nuclear energy plant in southwestern Michigan has shut down as a consequence of an gear failure and can get an early begin on a deliberate $58 million refueling and upkeep undertaking.

New Orleans-based Entergy, which owns the plant, says it shut down routinely early Wednesday because of the failure within the turbine generator system — a non-nuclear, non-safety associated system.

Entergy says gear functioned usually after the shutdown on the plant in Van Buren County’s Covert Township on the shore of Lake Michigan.

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