Project Summary Description
The goal is to create and then implement a comprehensive economic recovery strategy called the Palisades Economic Recovery Initiative for the benefit of southwest Michigan in the wake of the closure of the Palisades Nuclear Power Station. A community anchor for high paying careers, tax base, and community involvement since 1967, the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant ceased operations and began a decommissioning process in the spring of 2022. Taking its name from the surrounding barrier sand dunes on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, Entergy's Palisades Power Plant had been generating electricity safely, reliably and cost-effectively since December 31, 1971. The Palisades site covers 432 acres in western Covert Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, which is located approximately six miles south of the city of South Haven and 45 miles west of the city of Kalamazoo.
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