Fermi 2 nuclear plant back online

USA, Michigan: DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 nuclear reactor is back online after an unplanned shutdown on 14 April kept the facility idle for three weeks.

The plant was shut down by automatic safety systems when a transformer malfunction was identified. Workers repaired the transformer and a valve on the reactor recirculation system, reports The Blade.

“That valve was identified for repair during inspections and tests of plant systems performed during the shutdown,” Mr. Austerberry said.

The work was overseen by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspectors.

Source: The Blade