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Posted: Friday, 22 August 2014 12:40PM

D.C. Cook Plant Retracts Oil Leak Notification To NRC, State DEQ

Officials at the D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant are retracting a report sent to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the state of Michigan concerning what was thought to have been a leak of 8,700 gallons of diesel oil from an underground tank. Plant spokesman Bill Schalk tells WSJM News that there was an error reading the tank level during maintenance early Friday morning. But because they couldn't account for the fuel, the report went out to regulators.


He says they did the reading again later in the morning.


Schalk says the story got picked up by and the "Kalamazoo Gazette" from the report on the NRC website. He says because the NRC only updates that site once per day, they are now working to get the word out that there wasn't ever a leak. The plant was unaware of the published story until being asked for more information by WSJM News and the office of Congressman Fred Upton.


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