DTE: Snakes Will Be Protected Under Proposed Fermi 3 Addition

FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP (WWJ/AP) – U.S. nuclear regulators say they’ll hold a hearing on whether a proposed addition to DTE Energy’s Fermi 3 nuclear plant in Frenchtown Township would harm the habitat of the eastern fox snake.

The snake lives along the Lake Erie shoreline.

Environmental and anti-nuclear groups say an environmental impact statement for the new plant lacks specifics on how DTE will protect the snake.

DTE spokesman Guy Cerullo says Michigan environmental regulators have already approved the company’s plans for protecting the snake.

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