Officials vow to improve safety culture at Palisades

Representatives of the Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan said steps are being taken to improve the culture of safety at the facility.
AP Wire
Jan 12, 2012

The Kalamazoo Gazette reported Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc. met Wednesday in Illinois with representatives of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. They discussed two investigations into the plant on the Lake Michigan shoreline, including one about a weeklong shutdown in September 2011.

Anthony Vitale is vice president of operations of Entergy Nuclear Operations. He said there was a lack of effective leadership; a degradation in safety culture; and a failure to identify, investigate and correct problems in a timely manner.

Palisades is owned by New Orleans-based Entergy Corp.

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