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  1. The Palisades nuclear power plant near Covert, MIRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 | WHTC

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's decision to issue two license amendments involving the Palisades plant near Covert is coming under fire from anti-nuclear activist groups who continue to demand the closure of the 44-year-old facility. The NRC says that plant's reactor vessel should remain safe for operation through 2031, when the Palisades' license expires, and that staffers at the facility "successfully demonstrated the safety of the pressure vessel under current operating conditions."


  2. Environmental Coalition Vows Continued Campaign to Shut Down...Read the original story

    Tuesday Nov 24 | Common Dreams

    On November 23rd, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff, headquartered in Rockville, MD near Washington, DC, published two related approvals, representing safety regulation rollbacks regarding age-related degradation risks at Entergy Nuclear's 44-year old Palisades atomic reactor in Covert, MI, four miles south of South Haven on the Lake Michigan shore. Links to the NRC staff approvals, regarding "Appendix G" safety regulation rollbacks, and also the "PTS Amendment" , are posted at: .


  3. Van Buren District Library Millage Request ApprovedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 3 | WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

    ... communities, voters also approved ballot proposals. A fire millage renewal was passed in Hartford, 113 to 36, while a Covert Schools millage renewal also passed, 248 to 133.


  4. Man robs Little Caesars restaurant in South Haven, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 1 |

    ... arrived, but witnesses provided a detailed description of him. Officers found and arrested the suspect at a home in Covert. A 29-year-old South Haven man and a 32-year-old South Haven women were arrested. The suspects were taken to the Van Buren ...


  5. Letter: Van Buren District Library deserves your supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2015 |

    ... The library system will be better positioned to meet demand for its services. The seven branches in Bangor, Covert, Bloomingdale, Gobles, Lawrence, Mattawan and Decatur are closely integrated with their communities and provide needed services to all ...


  6. Five jailed, charges pending against two others af...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    The Van Buren County Narcotics unit has spent the last year-and-a-half making undercover drug buys in the Hartford and Covert Township areas, using one drug dealer to lead them to another until they were ready to sweep them all up. They were able to identify nine dealers and this week who were selling marijuana, heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs.


  7. 9 suspects face charges in Van Buren County drug probeRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2015 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    Authorities say nine people face felony drug charges as the result of an 18-month investigation into the illegal distribution of heroin, cocaine and marijuana in Van Buren County. The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that the probe began in April 2014 and focused on the illegal distribution of drugs in Hartford, Hartford Township and Covert Township.


  8. Seven Arrested In Van Buren Drug BustRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

    The Van Buren County Sheriffs Department says that seven suspects were arrested this week as part of a heroin, cocaine, and marijuana bust. Over the past 18 months, the Narcotics Unit investigated the operation that took place in Hartford and Covert, with undercover detectives buying heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and marijuana from the suspects at different times.


  9. Drug investigation nets seven suspects in Van Buren Co., two more soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    ... being sought for 21 different charges. The Van Buren County Sheriff's office, along with Michigan State Police, the Covert Police Department and Hartford Police Department made the sweeps in Covert Township and Hartford. Two more suspects are ...


  10. Lengthy drug probe nets 7 arrests in Van Buren CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 |

    The probe, which began in April 2014, focused on the illegal distribution of the drugs Hartford and Covert and Hartford townships, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office.


  11. Nuclear plant in Van Buren County operating again ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    Van Buren County's Palisades Nuclear Power Plant is back in operation after spending $58 million to refuel and upgrade the facility in Covert. Palisades shut down in mid-September after in its turbine generator system failed just days before a scheduled stoppage to make upgrades required by the U.S. government after the Fukijima meltdown in Japan back in 2011.


  12. Palisades nuclear plant back after $58M projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Covert Township, Mich. a Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan has returned to service after a $58 million refueling, maintenance and inspection project.


  13. Project Connect to help homeless in Van Buren CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 |

    ... "Our research shows that the number of homeless individuals in Van Buren County is highest in Hartford and Covert, so we are holding this year's Project Connect in Hartford, with plans for Covert in 2016." More than 700 individuals have been ...


  14. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Names New Resident Inspector at Palisades Nuclear PlantRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | Electric Energy Online

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected Julie Boettcher as the new resident inspector at the Palisades nuclear power plant in Covert, Mich., approximately 5 miles south of South Haven. The nuclear power facility is operated by Entergy Nuclear Operations.


  15. Covert Township man thwarts repeat break in attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    ... yet to publicly identify that suspect. Online police records show 41-year-old Scott Mabrey was arrested Sunday by Covert Township police, facing felony robbery and larceny charges. In speaking with John and Jennifer, FOX 17 also learned that Mabrey ...


  16. Suspects Sought For Covert Home InvasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

    Police are looking for two men believed to be from the Benton Harbor area for a home invasion in Covert Township yesterday afternoon. A third suspect was caught by the homeowner and will be arraigned today in South Haven.


  17. Tough times, no easy answers for PilgrimRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2015 |

    ... plant in Oswego, NY, which is facing many of the same economic problems as Pilgrim. Their Palisades plant in Covert, Mich., is also more than 40 years old, has faced a similar spate of unplanned shutdowns, and has been undergoing expensive federal ...


  18. Nuke Plant Shut Down Over Equipment ProblemRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | NBC Chicago

    A nuclear power plant bordering the source of drinking water for millions of Chicago area residents shut down early Wednesday morning due to an apparent equipment problem. The automatic shutdown at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert, Michigan, was the result of an equipment failure associated with the turbine generator system, a non-nuclear, non-safety related system, according to a press release issued by power plant owner Entergy.


  19. Palisades nuclear plant shuts down after equipment failureRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2015 | SFGate

    This June 24, 2010 file photo shows, the Palisades nuclear power plant, located in Covert Township, Mich. Officials say the power plant has shut down due to an equipment failure and will get an early start on a planned $58 million refueling and maintenance project.


  20. Sentencings in Van Buren County Circuit Court for July 20, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 |

    ... fees for second-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in April in Mattawan. Fleetwood Cowell, 33, of Covert, was sentenced to five days in jail, 18 months of probation and ordered to pay attorney fees and state fees for ...


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