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Regulators, Palisades nuclear plant reach settlement over leak

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COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Federal regulators say they have reached a settlement with owners of the Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan stemming from a leak five years ago. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday Entergy Corp. will deal with failures in handling a leak from the safety injection refueling water tank into the plant’s control room. The ...

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A readiness test: What if oil spewed into Great Lakes?

ST. IGNACE — Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge, the U.S. Coast Guard and several other federal, state and local agencies took to the waters of the Great Lakes Thursday in boats big and small, testing their preparedness and capabilities to contain what many consider as the worst of nightmare scenarios for the Great Lakes: a leak in Enbridge’s Line 5 ...

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Oil spill drill set for pipelines in Straits of Mackinac

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — A massive exercise is in the works that would test a company’s ability to respond to a spill from oil pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac (MAK’-ih-naw). The Grand Rapids Press reports that the drill funded by Canada-based Enbridge Inc. will take place in late September and involve federal, state and local agencies. Hundreds of responders ...

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BP strike seen as victory for future generations

WHITING — Strikes aren’t anything like they used to be in a more rough-and-tumble era. Striking workers who picketed outside the BP Whiting Refinery for the last few months didn’t swear, or march up and down the picket line. They didn’t throw nails outside the gate, bust windows or park junk cars on the railroad tracks where oil tank cars ...

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Palisades plant seeking to regain higher safety rating

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — Officials at a nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan say the facility will work to increase transparency and public outreach after its safety rating was lowered in a federal review. A public meeting was held Thursday in the South Haven area regarding the Palisades plant along Lake Michigan. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports representatives of the Nuclear Regulatory ...

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Officials look into oil leak along Lake Michigan

LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Officials at a southwestern Michigan nuclear plant are investigating an oil leak into Lake Michigan. About 2,000 gallons is believed to have leaked from an oil cooling system on one of the two turbines at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Lake Township near Bridgman, the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. The leak was reported Dec. ...

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Coast Guard completes investigation into BP oil spill

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Joseph S. Pete, The Times, Munster, Ind. The U.S. Coast Guard has completed its investigation into the BP Whiting Refinery oil spill in Lake Michigan and forwarded its findings to a hearing officer in Washington, D.C. The hearing officer will decide within 30 days whether BP will face any fines, penalties or corrective actions for the spill, Lt. Brian Dykens ...

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Lake surveyor wants BP data from Lake Michigan oil spill

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by Bill Dolan, The Times, Munster, Indiana CROWN POINT — The Lake County surveyor is writing BP for a full account of last week’s crude oil spill into Lake Michigan. Bill Emerson Jr., whose office oversees stormwater drainage in the county, said Wednesday he has sent the energy giant a letter, requiring it to forward “the amount and type of oil that ...

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No More Oil Found In Lake Michigan After Spill At BP Refinery

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WHITING, Ind. (AP) — The Coast Guard says crews didn’t find any more oil during the latest search of the Lake Michigan shore following last week’s spill at BP’s northwestern Indiana refinery. Officials say a Coast Guard, BP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assessment team checking the area near the Whiting refinery on Sunday spotted no visible oil on the ...

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