January 3, 2015 10:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]An oil leak at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant near Bridgman, MI, and continued for two months, estimate officials.

The leak was reported to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as well as state and local authorities, on Dec. 20, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Plant officials said:

“…believe 2,000 gallons of oil leaked into the lake, and a retroactive examination of system oil levels leads plant personnel to believe the leak may have been ongoing since about Oct. 25, said Bill Schalk, communications manager for the Cook Nuclear Plant.”…

Michael Keegan, director of the nonprofit Coalition for a Nuclear-Free Great Lakes, is troubled by news of the leak.

“What’s concerning is they don’t really know the extent of the leak,” he said. “Nearly two months later is the first determination they make that they have an oil leak? It speaks to the quality assurance of all of their other systems.”

The fact that the oil is not recoverable is also problematic, Keegan said.

“There’s a belief some have that the solution to pollution is dilution. It’s not,” he said.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

2 responses to FreakOutNation: Nuclear Plant Leaked Oil Into Lake Michigan For Three Months

  1. edmeyer_able January 3rd, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Guess I can look forward to catching some 4 eyed salmon in 2016 when it reaches Ontario. Who the hell is running that plant, Homer Simpson?

  2. tracey marie January 4th, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    what’s a little nucleur waste in our water to the right