- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 8, 2018

FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan is back online after being shut down for a series of repairs.

DTE Energy spokesman Stephen Tait tells the Monroe News that Fermi 2 in Monroe County was restarted on Sunday.

The plant was offline initially beginning in mid-April following the malfunction of a transformer. The utility had completed its investigation into the transformer malfunction but it stayed offline after an inspection found an issue with a valve on the reactor recirculation system.

The newspaper says the transformer problem appears to have been caused by water in a breaker associated with the transformer.

Fermi 2 supplies 20 percent of the electricity generated by DTE. The Detroit-based utility’s plant is located along Lake Erie in Monroe County’s Frenchtown Township, near Michigan’s border with Ohio.


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

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide