Federal regulators have approved DTE Energy’s proposal for a new nuclear power plant in Monroe County.
DTE Energy Co. says it has shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant after a water leak was detected within the dry well that encloses its reactor.
Federal officials say the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan has reported a 2,500 gallon diesel fuel leak from one of its gas turbine generators.
The south-flying out-of-towners have taken up residence at DTE Energy’s massive plant along Lake Erie, transforming 800 acres in Monroe into their cozy, cold-weather abode.
The plant was at about 40 percent of power Tuesday morning.
A special federal inspection is planned of DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 nuclear power plant this year because the Monroe-area facility’s reactor was shut down too many times in 2012, officials said.
An environmental coalition is making more arguments against a proposed addition to DTE Energy Co.’s Fermi nuclear plant in southeastern Michigan.
A federal report is criticizing DTE Energy Co. for what it says are maintenance failures leading up to the June breakdown of a cooling water pump at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has found that environmental concerns are not significant enough to halt the construction of a proposed new reactor at the Fermi plant in Monroe County.
DTE Energy says it may take months before the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant returns to full power because of substantial repairs needed on a reactor water pump.