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DTE’s Fermi 2 nuclear plant released higher-than-normal chlorine load into Lake Erie via Michigan Live

DTE Energy had to notify state and federal officials after its Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeast Michigan recently sent higher-than-normal chlorine amounts into Lake Erie, according to The Associated Press and the Monroe News.

During a 24-hour period that started around noon on June 30, the plant released 77 pounds of the chemical into the water – much higher than the 10-pound daily limit.

Both the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were notified by the utility, the AP said.

The high chlorine release had “no discernible impact on Lake Erie’s water quality,” DTE spokesman John Austerberry said. Fermi 2 uses the chemical to treat water.

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