- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Federal inspectors say a now-corrected security lapse could have allowed unauthorized access to a protected area at DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan.

The Monroe News reported (https://bit.ly/1eZZ1uG ) Monday the Nuclear Regulatory Commission notified plant officials of the unspecified concern during a Feb. 6 inspection. Plant spokesman Guy Cerullo says the problem was fixed before inspectors left, and the corrections were confirmed by federal documents.

The plant along Lake Erie in Monroe County’s Frenchtown Township shut down last week to replace one of the two main transformers. The transformer wasn’t working properly after the restart from a February refueling shutdown.

Spokesman Stephen Tait tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that the restarting process has begun but he can’t say when plant will be fully online.

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Information from: Monroe News, https://www.monroenews.com

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