MI Nuke Shuts after Steam Release

Monday, July 11, 2016 @ 05:07 PM gHale


A rupture forced a steam release at a nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan, forcing a utility to shut down one of the two units.

The steam was not radioactive but it damaged a wall at the Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 2 early Wednesday in Bridgman, said officials at Indiana Michigan Power. There were no injuries.

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The utility said there were no other complications and “all equipment responded appropriately.” Officials are now working on repair estimates.

Cook’s Unit 1 is operating at 100 percent.

Inspectors from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are investigating the incident.