- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The operating license for the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan has been renewed.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Friday that the renewal is through March 20, 2045.

Fermi 2 is in Frenchtown Township, southwest of Detroit. The power plant’s license was issued in 1985 and was valid through March 20, 2025.

DTE Energy submitted the renewal application in 2014.

The extension approval was put on hold late last month after an activist group encouraged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to look more closely into how potassium iodide pills would be given to area residents if the plant ever has a major release of radioactive steam.

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