A few years ago when the Holtec Palisades Nuclear Plant shut down in Covert Township, it seemed like that would be the end of it. But for the first time in American history, a nuclear power plant will be turned back on because of the recent $1.5 billion loan the federal government is providing to make it happen.

People can expect over 1,000 jobs roughly to become available for the nuclear power plant that generates 800 MW leading to power for about 800,000 homes. Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer is particularly excited. It turns out this nuclear plant being turned on is making history, not just for Michigan but the entire world:

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First Time In American History

Once open, Palisades will be the first successfully restarted nuclear power plant in American history, driving $363 million of regional economic impact and helping Michigan lead the future of clean energy.

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer expressed, she credits her partners in making this happen:

I am so grateful to my bipartisan partners in the Michigan Legislature, the Biden-Harris Administration, Holtec, and labor for coming together to get this done. Together, we are showing the world that Michigan is a place where history is made by hardworking people

You can watch the announcement below and learn more about the Holtec Palisades Nuclear Plant, which originally closed down in 2022. But they're confident this decision will be a major win for Michigan and America.

Do you feel like nuclear in Michigan is a smart decision or are you scared of the implications it could have on our environment?

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