Four more years

The Palisades Power Plant, located in Covert Township, is pictured in 2016. The plant had been slated to close next year, but its owner and chief customer agreed to maintain their contract through 2022.

COVERT — A sigh of relief echoed through Van Buren County on Thursday morning when Entergy Corp. announced it will operate Palisades Nuclear Power Plant until the spring of 2022.

The announcement reverses Entergy’s December 2016 decision to close Palisades on Oct. 1, 2018.