No. Palisades is a safe and secure facility, and we have a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license to operate through 2031. Opponents charge that Palisades Nuclear Power Station's age renders the plant less safe than newer plants. The fact is that the external structure of Palisades Nuclear Power Station was constructed to last well beyond its original license of 40 years. Internally, millions of dollars in upgrades have been made to the plant —to the point where its parts are almost entirely new.
There is also routine maintenance that occurs every day to ensure the safe continued operation of the plant and to minimize the need for unscheduled shutdowns.