Cook Nuclear Power Plant http://michiganradio.org en NRC chairwoman tours Michigan nuclear plants, downplays internal strife within agency http://michiganradio.org/post/nrc-chairwoman-tours-michigan-nuclear-plants-downplays-internal-strife-within-agency <p>The head of the nation’s nuclear regulatory agency toured two nuclear plants in southwest Michigan Friday.</p><p>NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane wanted to see how the plants are doing in the wake of the disaster at a nuclear plant in Japan. Congressman Fred Upton joined Macfarlane for the visits to the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant and the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, both of which are located in his district.</p><p>Nuclear regulators are requiring plants to upgrade equipment and emergency plans that take into account the meltdown of the Fukushima plant in 2011.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 11:57:27 +0000 Lindsey Smith 17902 at http://michiganradio.org NRC chairwoman tours Michigan nuclear plants, downplays internal strife within agency 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