Nuclear Power Plant
DTE Energy has shut down its Fermi 2 nuclear power plant near Monroe because of an excess of hydrogen gas in a cooling system for the main electrical generator.
The Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant returned to service Friday when operators synchronized the plant to DTE Energy’s electrical system, following a safe, successful refueling and maintenance outage that began March 26.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a weeklong shutdown in September at Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan was caused by workers and supervisors not following proper safety procedures.
Federal regulators are investigating an accidental shooting involving a security officer at Michigan’s Fermi 2 nuclear power plant.
Officials at Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant said they have notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that they intend to apply for renewal of Fermi 2’s operating license. The current license expires in 2025; the renewal would permit the plant to operate an additional 20 years.