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The influence of effluents

N-plant managers, regulators insist radioactive releases safe

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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 6:00 am

COVERT - The May 5 release of about 80 gallons of slightly radioactive water from the Palisades nuclear power plant into Lake Michigan was unusual because it wasn't planned.

But the incident brought into focus what many Southwest Michigan residents likely didn't realize: The region's two nuclear power plants routinely discharge radioactive material into the air and into Lake Michigan.

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