Fire shuts 1 unit at Michigan nuclear power plant

By | September 22, 2008

A small fire led to the shutdown of one of the two units at a nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan, utility officials said today. The fire happened Saturday night in a non-nuclear section of the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant and there was no release of radioactive material or other danger. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire wasn’t yet known. American Electric Power Co. spokesman Bill Schalk said today the fire started in a turbine generator that uses steam to generate electricity. – freep

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