Fermi 2 nuclear plant shut down for refueling, maintenance
FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan is shut down for refueling and maintenance.
The Monroe News reports DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 plant in Monroe County was shut down Saturday and workers will replace about a third of the fuel in the reactor. They’ll also complete thousands of other maintenance and testing activities. The company hasn’t said how long the outage will last.
Keith Polson, Fermi 2’s senior vice president and chief nuclear officer, says the work is “is essential to maintaining the safety and reliability of plant systems.”