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Frenchtown Township – A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan is back online after being shut down for refueling and maintenance.

The Monroe News reports DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 plant in Monroe County was brought back in service Saturday after being shut down in late September for workers to replace about a third of the fuel in the reactor. They also completed thousands of other maintenance and testing activities at the plant.

More than 1,200 supplemental workers were at Fermi for the outage.

It was the 19th such outage for the plant. The Detroit-based utility’s plant is located along Lake Erie in Frenchtown Township, near Michigan’s border with Ohio.

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