An environmental coalition is making more arguments against a proposed addition to DTE Energy Co.'s Fermi nuclear plant in southeastern Michigan.
The Monroe Evening News reports that the groups filed new legal contentions with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, based on a final environmental impact statement issued in January.
DTE is seeking a federal license to build and operate the Fermi 3 plant. Opponents of the plan say the project's environmental review is flawed, they question whether the plant's electricity would be needed and say there are other environmental issues.
DTE says it disagrees with the arguments. The federal panel will review the arguments and decide whether to hold hearings
The existing Fermi 2 plant is in Monroe County's Frenchtown Township, near Monroe.