DAILY NEWS May 16, 2013 10:08 AM - 0 comments

Inspectors find leak at Entergy nuclear plant

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By: HazMat Staff

U.S. inspectors have found the source of a water leak that forced the shutdown of

Entergy Corp.'s Palisades Nuclear Power Plant is on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

The inspection has turned up a crack about ½-inch-long around a nozzle. A number of nozzles at the plant are set to be replaced.

New Orleans-based Entergy idled the plant May 5 , 2013 after operators found a tank leaking faster than regulations allow. Some slightly radioactive water entered Lake Michigan, but the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there's no health risk.

The plant has had nine shutdowns since September 2011.

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