NewsPublic Affairs / April 29, 2016

Cook Nuclear Plant Online After Routine Refueling Outage

Indiana Michigan Power runs the plant, which is located along Lake Michigan in Berrien County's Lake Township, near Bridgman, Michigan.Indiana Michigan Power, nuclear power2016-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Cook Nuclear Plant Online After Routine Refueling Outage

This photo taken April 20, 2012, shows the Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Mich., along Lake Michigan's eastern shoreline.

AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Operators of southwestern Michigan's Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant say one of its units is back online after being shut down for routine refueling and maintenance.

Plant spokesman Bill Schalk says the Unit 1 reactor is connected to the transmission grid after a 36-day outage that began last month. The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reports workers also completed several large component replacements.

Schalk says about 1,500 contracted workers came to the plant to assist the 1,200 regular staff members during the outage.

The plant's Unit 2 reactor operated during the outage. Indiana Michigan Power runs the plant, which is located along Lake Michigan in Berrien County's Lake Township, near Bridgman.

 

 

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