Palo Verde Nuclear Plan Seeks Cause Of Leak, How To Fix It

ByDennis Lambert
Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 10:17am
Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 2:00pm
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An investigation is underway at the Palo Verde Nuclear plant, west of Phoenix, after workers discovered a small water leak in one of the reactors.  Senior Vice President Bob Bement says the leak is inside a containment building. He says they’re working to determine exactly what caused the leak and the best way to fix it.

“The inspection and the repair will be done remotely,” Bement said. “I’ll bring in a couple of companies to help up that have the remote capabilities to allow us to characterize and repair this flaw.”

Bement says the location of the leak, inside the steel-lined containment building, means it poses no threat to the public or plant workers. He says the shutdown of the federal government had nothing to do with this leak and that the plant has its normal compliment of inspectors on site. 

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