Cook Nuclear Power Plant http://michiganradio.org en Fermi 2 nuclear power plant shutdown http://michiganradio.org/post/fermi-2-nuclear-power-plant-shutdown <p>DTE Energy's Fermi 2 nuclear power plant was shutdown yesterday morning after workers discovered excess hydrogen in a generator cooling system.</p><p>From the<a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121108/METRO/211080414/1361/Fermi-2-nuclear-power-plant-still-offline-after-excess-hydrogen-gas-discovered"> Detroit News</a>:</p><blockquote><p>DTE spokesman Guy Cerullo said Thursday that workers will be checking equipment to find the root of the problem. The company would not provide a timetable for the power plant to be back online.</p><p>"Customers won't see any difference," Cerullo said. "We are always are able to get additional power from other plants."</p><p>No one at the plant or in surrounding areas was in any danger, Cerullo said.</p></blockquote><p>The Fermi 2 nuclear power plant is near Monroe, Michigan and it sits on Lake Erie.</p><p>There are 38 nuclear power plants operating in the eight Great Lakes states. Four are in Michigan. Five nuclear power plants are operating in Ontario. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:54:31 +0000 Mark Brush 9831 at http://michiganradio.org Fermi 2 nuclear power plant shutdown Reactor no. 2 back online at Michigan's Cook Nuclear Power Plant http://michiganradio.org/post/reactor-no-2-back-online-michigans-cook-nuclear-power-plant <p>American Electric Power officials say reactor no. 2 at the Cook Nuclear Plant in southwest Michigan came back online Saturday after a 38-day refueling and maintenance shutdown.</p><p>Cook Nuclear Plant is located north of Bridgman, Michigan.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>From an AEP <a href="https://www.indianamichiganpower.com/info/news/viewRelease.aspx?releaseID=1244">press release</a>:</p><blockquote><p><span id="ctl00_cphContent_GlobalUserControl2">Indiana Michigan Power&rsquo;s Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 2 returned to service today at 4:47 p.m. following a refueling outage that began March 21. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing work, the 38-day, 16-hour outage also included the installation of new main output transformers.</span></p></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.abc57.com/news/local/Cook-Nuclear-Power-Plant-reactor-goes-offline-143628806.html">ABC 57</a> reports reactor no. 1 will be refueled next year. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:54:41 +0000 Mark Brush 7249 at http://michiganradio.org Reactor no. 2 back online at Michigan's Cook Nuclear Power Plant