SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Federal regulators say that Palisades nuclear plant operators have improved their safety performance, but work culture problems persist at the Lake Michigan shoreline facility.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a public meeting Thursday night to discuss a safety assessment of the southeastern Michigan plant.
The meeting was in South Haven, about 5 miles from the plant in Van Buren County's Covert Township.
Commission Regional Administrator Cynthia Pederson tells The Associated Press that a letter to plant management cited both the improvements and the concerns.
She says people at the bottom of the command structure must feel free to report issues to higher-ups.
New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. owns the plant, which has had numerous shutdowns in recent years. It went online at 2:40 p.m. Thursday after a 5 ½-day maintenance shutdown.