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March 18, 2013
10:02 EDTETREntergy issues statement on Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
In regards to the recent media coverage of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant and the industry topic of pressurized thermal shock, Entergy Corporation issued the following statement from Tony Vitale, Palisades' site vice president:"The Palisades nuclear plant is a safe and secure facility, and we have an NRC license to operate this facility through 2031. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has strict rules, regulations and limits for all aspects of nuclear plant operations. This includes a program to monitor nuclear power plant reactor vessels and the potential impact of a rare accident scenario pressurized thermal shock in which a large amount of cold water is injected into the reactor resulting in rapid cooling of the reactor vessel. This is not a new topic or one that is unique to Palisades. In fact, for decades pressurized thermal shock has been well understood and well monitored by the owners and operators of the nation's pressurized water reactors. We have every reason to believe the test results will again demonstrate the safety and strength of the Palisades reactor vessel which will enable us to continue operating through the end of our license in 2031. We will submit an updated evaluation to the NRC for its review in the spring of 2014."
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February 10, 2016
15:26 EDTETREntergy finds elevated levels of tritium at Indian Point nuclear plant
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February 7, 2016
19:11 EDTETRNew York governor orders investigation of 'unacceptable' Entergy nuclear leak
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement regarding Entergy's Indian Point nuclear facility, saying, "Yesterday I learned that radioactive tritium-contaminated water leaked into the groundwater at the Indian Point nuclear facility. The company reported alarming levels of radioactivity at three monitoring wells, with one well's radioactivity increasing nearly 65,000%. The facility reports that the contamination has not migrated off site and as such does not pose an immediate threat to public health... This latest failure at Indian Point is unacceptable and I have directed Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos and Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker to fully investigate this incident and employ all available measures, including working with Nuclear Regulatory Commission." In his letter to Zucker and Seggos, Cuomo noted, "This failure continues to demonstrate that Indian Point cannot continue to operate in a manner that is protective of public health and the environment." Reference Link

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