Costumed Protestors Hold ‘Vigil’ Outside Palisades Nuclear Plant

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COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Protestors are lining up outside the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Van Buren County as a Michigan congressman visits the site.

The nuclear plant has been shut down for more than a week after 79 gallons of radioactive material leaked into the waters of Lake Michigan.

The protestors, which included members of Beyond Nuclear and Michigan Safe Energy Future-Shoreline Chapter, stood in ‘vigil’ Monday at the front entrance of the facility.

Chairman of the U.S. House and Energy Committee Fred Upton (R-Michigan), along with a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is visiting the plant Monday to talk to officials.

Palisades said last week the leak does not pose a risk to the public or the plant’s workers.

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