MI Nuke Shuts Down

Thursday, September 17, 2015 @ 05:09 PM gHale

The Fermi 2 nuclear power plant shut down after a problem with a system used to cool auxiliary equipment, said officials at DTE Energy Co.

The manual shutdown took place late Sunday after workers discovered an issue with the plant’s cooling system, said utility spokesman Guy Cerullo.

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“Essentially it stopped working,” Cerullo said.

Crews will evaluate plant equipment and look to see whether any repairs are necessary. Power customers shouldn’t notice any changes with the shutdown.

Cerullo said the plant had been operational for 163 days without a shutdown. Detroit-based DTE did not give a restart date.

The plant is along Lake Erie in Monroe County’s Frenchtown Township, Michigan.