- Associated Press - Friday, March 17, 2017

FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan is scheduled to shut down this weekend for refueling and maintenance.

The Monroe News reports (https://bit.ly/2ni6JZS ) from a company announcement that the outage will start Saturday at the facility in Frenchtown Township.

Refueling and maintenance outages are performed every 18 months at the plant. Workers will replace about a third of the fuel in the reactor.

Fermi 2 has been operating since July of 1985.

Site Vice President Keith Polson says “with the reactor shut down, workers can access and work on equipment that is not accessible during regular operation.”

The plant is southwest of Detroit and owned by DTE Energy.

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

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