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Wind power generation resumes after turbine blade breaks

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CHANDLER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -

DTE Energy Co. plans to resume power production at a wind park in Mid-Michigan after officials determined why a blade broke on one turbine.

DTE spokesman Scott Simons tells the Huron Daily Tribune of Bad Axe that it will slowly bring Echo Park back online as it inspects each blade to make sure no other parts are affected. The Detroit-based utility earlier halted power production.

General Electric makes the blades and said a manufacturing irregularity led to the Nov. 8 blade break.

The turbine that broke is in Huron County's Chandler Township, about 100 miles north of Detroit. Sixty of the 70 planned turbines are in place and were producing electricity until the accident. The utility also halted construction on the remaining 10 turbines.

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Information from: Huron Daily Tribune, http://www.michigansthumb.com

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