Fermi 2 nuclear plant at lower power for repairs

Monroe News

Frenchtown Township – A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan is operating at reduced power for repairs.

The Monroe News reports Fermi 2 in Monroe County was cut back this week to 60 percent power. DTE Energy spokesman Stephen Tait says power was reduced for repairs to an electrical component on the non-nuclear portion of the plant.

Power will be brought back up when repairs are complete. Tait says the component isn’t related to any safety systems and the plant remains “in a safe, stable condition.”

The Detroit-based utility’s plant is located along Lake Erie in Frenchtown Township, near Michigan’s border with Ohio.