Fermi 2 nuclear plant at lower power for repairs

Monroe News

Frenchtown Township – The Fermi 2 nuclear power plant is operating at reduced power for additional repairs.

DTE Energy spokesman Stephen Tait said Fermi 2 in Monroe County was cut back to 63 percent power to make repairs to one of two reactor feed pumps. The plant had been brought back online this month following a series of repairs starting in mid-April.

Tait says during the startup officials found vibrations “slightly higher than expected” in one pump. He says the vibrations don’t affect plant safety and the plant is in “safe, stable condition.” He says the plant will be returned to full power after repairs are made.