Palisades Nuclear Plant Goes Offline for Maintenance

The Entergy-owned Palisades nuclear plant went offline Sunday at 10:26 am for scheduled refueling and maintenance.

During the shutdown, 64 new fuel assemblies will be placed in the reactor. Other major work includes an inspection of the reactor vessel head, replacement of five control rod seal packages, an inspection of the moisture separator and re-heater heat exchangers, and an inspection of the plant’s two steam generators.

A total of 1,165 additional supplemental workers have joined the permanent Palisades staff in assisting with the outage work. 

The release did not say how long the plant will be shut down.