Suspected fuel oil leak reported at Cook nuclear power plant

D.C. Cook nuclear plant

Workers at the dual-unit D.C. Cook nuclear power plant in Michigan notified the state of a suspected fuel oil leak on site.

Plant operator American Electric Power (AEP, NYSE: AEP) said in an event report with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that workers found the level in the buried fuel oil storage tank for the Train B emergency diesel generator was approximately 8,700 gallons less than measurements taken 24 hours ago. The tank is located within the protected plant area, and the suspected oil plume has not left the site, the report said.

The investigation into the potential oil leak continues.

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