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Michigan nuclear plants over average in serious problems

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COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A federal report says Michiganís three nuclear power plants are fairly average in the number of safety violations, but two stand out in the number of higher level problems.

The Government Accountability Office report obtained by The Associated Press says Americaís 65 nuclear plants averaged four higher level and 170 total violations in 2000-2012.

It says southwestern Michiganís Palisades plant had eight higher level and 234 total violations. The Lake Michigan shoreline plant in Van Buren Countyís Covert Township recently had a sustained shut down for a water tank leak.

The report says the twin-reactor Donald Cook plant in Berrien Countyís Lake Township had 11 higher level and 179 total violations, while the Fermi 2 plant in Monroe Countyís Frenchtown Township had one higher level and 161 total violations.


Posted 10/16/2013