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Fermi 2 Earns Three-Year Renewal of Clean Corporate Citizen Designation

PRNewswire
NEWPORT, Mich.
(NYSE:DTE)

NEWPORT, Mich., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has renewed the Fermi 2 Power Plant's Clean Corporate Citizen (C3) status for three years. Fermi 2 has been C3-designated since September 2000.

"Fermi 2 has demonstrated its environmental ethic and stewardship by continuing to meet the criteria for the C3 designation: developing and implementing an environmental management system, practicing pollution prevention and posting a strong environmental compliance record," said Steven Chester, director of the State Department of Environmental Quality in his letter confirming Fermi's designation renewal.

To earn and maintain C3 status, a plant must have adopted facility-specific environmental management systems, maintain active pollution prevention initiatives, and have a consistent record of compliance with applicable environmental requirements.

"I am very proud of everyone's efforts which have led us to being recertified," said Don Cobb, assistant vice president, Nuclear Generation. "This is a program where it is very easy to see that everyone on site has contributed to our success."

The renewal is for three years rather than the typical one-year renewal because Fermi 2's environmental management system also has earned ISO 14001 certification. An environmental management system certified to the ISO 14001 standard is effective because it involves every aspect of a facility's activities that can affect the environment.

Detroit Edison is an investor-owned electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a subsidiary of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Information about DTE Energy is available at http://www.dteenergy.com/.

SOURCE: Detroit Edison

CONTACT: John Austerberry, +1-313-235-8859, or Lorie N. Kessler,
+1-313-235-8807, both for Detroit Edison

Web site: http://www.dteenergy.com/