Entergy agrees to sale of Palisades

The Palisades nuclear power plant in Covert Township is slated to shut down in 2022. The plant's owners will then sell it to a company that specializes in decommissioning nuclear power plants.

COVERT — Palisades nuclear power plant will get an accelerated decommissioning after it closes in 2022, Entergy Corp. announced Wednesday. 

Entergy, which owns Palisades and other nuclear power plants around the country, has agreed to sell Palisades and Pilgrim Nuclear Station in Massachusetts after their shutdowns and reactor defuelings to a Holtec International subsidiary for accelerated decommissioning.