As reported by WSBT of South Bend, IN, Entergy Nuclear has opened a new emergency operations center in Benton Harbor, MI, about 15 miles south of its Palisades atomic reactor in Covert, MI, to serve as a command, control, and communications center in the event of an emergeny at Palisades. Entergy Palisades took the opportunity, as it toured reporters through the new facility, to assure them that its problem-plagued performance for the past two years, which has landed it on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's list of the four worst performing reactors in the country, is a thing of the past.
The NRC is holding a public meeting with Entergy at 6 p.m. Eastern, next Wednesday, Sept. 12th, in South Haven near Palisades, to discuss the recently revealed complete collapse of its safety culture. If you are unable to attend in person, you can also phone into the meeting at the following call-in numbers: Phone 1-800-621-9524; Pass code - 5591733. Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps is speaking about "The Catastrophe Waiting to Happen at Palisades, and What You Can Do to Prevent It" in Kalamazoo, at Peace House, on Thurs., Sept. 13th. Learn more here.