Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked the Department of Energy for federal dollars to prevent the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, seen above in an aerial view, from shutting down in May.

COVERT — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking for federal dollars to prevent the closure of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant.

The governor sent a letter to the Department of Energy on Wednesday, asking that funds from the $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit program be used to prevent the plant from shutting down on May 31.



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