MI Nuke Back Online after Refueling

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 11:05 AM gHale


One of the units at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Lake Township, MI, is back online after a shutdown for routine refueling and maintenance.

The Unit 1 reactor connected to the transmission grid after a 36-day outage that began last month, said plant spokesman Bill Schalk.

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As a part of the shutdown, workers completed several large component replacements.

About 1,500 contracted workers came to the plant to assist the 1,200 regular staff members during the outage, Schalk said.

The plant’s Unit 2 reactor operated regularly during the outage.

Indiana Michigan Power runs the plant located along Lake Michigan in Berrien County’s Lake Township, near Bridgman.