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Fermi 2 nuclear power plant offline after malfunction via The Blade

NEWPORT, Mich. — DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 nuclear plant is still offline following an unplanned shutdown Saturday morning that activated automatic safety systems when a plant transformer malfunctioned.

John Austerberry, DTE spokesman, said the utility was still looking for the root cause as of Wednesday night.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which confirmed that automatic safety systems worked seamlessly, is monitoring the situation.

The shutdown occurred at 10:40 a.m. Saturday. 

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