Groups oppose proposed DTE Energy nuclear plant

MONROE, Mich. (The Associated Press) - May 6

DTE Energy Co. says it is addressing all the environmental
> concerns raised by environmental groups opposed to the utility's plans
> for a $10 billion nuclear plant.
> The Sierra Club, Beyond Nuclear and other groups told a three-
> judge panel of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board that the Fermi 3
> plant would add to air and water pollution, and would destroy wetlands
> and threatened or endangered species.
> Lawyers for DTE Energy said Tuesday the utility will need federal
> permits to dredge or fill wetlands where protected species live, and
> will need state or federal permits for discharges into waterways.
> The Detroit Free Press says the licensing board will decide which
> opponents' concerns might need more extensive public hearings.
> The plant would be Michigan's first nuclear facility in 20 years.