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Enviro-Mich message from "Abby Rubley" <abby@michiganlcv.org>
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DTE Energy shuts down nuclear power plant after pumps malfunction
2/1/2008, 4:41 p.m. EST
The Associated Press	 	

FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - DTE Energy Co. has shut down its Fermi 2
nuclear power plant after two cooling water pumps stopped working.

DTE spokesman Scott Simons said Friday the utility is investigating, and
won't restart the plant until it figures out the cause of the problems.

The Monroe Evening News reports crews manually stopped the nuclear fission
process when it became clear the pumps stopped working. The company said all
safety systems worked as designed during the shutdown at the Monroe County
plant.


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