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One of the units at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Lake Township, MI, is back online after a shutdown for routine refueling and maintenance.

The Unit 1 reactor connected to the transmission grid after a 36-day outage that began last month, said plant spokesman Bill Schalk.

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As a part of the shutdown, workers completed several large component replacements.

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

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The plant’s Unit 2 reactor operated regularly during the outage.

Indiana Michigan Power runs the plant located along Lake Michigan in Berrien County’s Lake Township, near Bridgman.

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