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CONSUMERS POWER'S NUCLEAR PLANT EMPLOYEES BEGIN FOOD AND FUND DRIVE TO ASSIST FELLOW WORKERS IN FLORIDA

 CONSUMERS POWER'S NUCLEAR PLANT EMPLOYEES BEGIN FOOD AND FUND DRIVE
 TO ASSIST FELLOW WORKERS IN FLORIDA
 SOUTH HAVEN, Mich., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees at Consumers Power Company's Palisades and Big Rock Point nuclear plants have begun a charitable food and fund drive to assist fellow nuclear plant workers and their families in Florida.
 In the wake of Hurricane Andrew, employees of Florida Power and Light Company's Turkey Point nuclear plant have been placed in the same fate as thousands of other southern Florida residents: no home, no food, no clothing. The plant, located near Homestead, Fla., also sustained severe damage to a number of buildings and facilities.
 Karen Kobiata, a licensing specialist at Palisades, contacted her counterpart at the Florida utility and was advised that all basic staples are needed. "Non-perishable food, baby items such as diapers, formula and clothing, bedding materials and toiletries are desperately needed," said Kobiata. "Employee families are being housed at the Turkey Point training building with nowhere else to call home."
 A Palisades plant committee has been established to coordinate the donation efforts. Boxes for clothing and food items have been placed around the plant. Fund-raising activities will also be held next week to collect donations for the relief effort.
 "This is just one effort in helping other nuclear plant workers like ourselves," said Kobiata. "We feel we can be of help, no matter what the distance."
 Donated items will be packaged by plant employees for delivery next Wednesday. Deliveries to Turkey Point are being coordinated by Florida Power and Light's St. Lucie nuclear plant located near Fort Pierce. The St. Lucie facility was not affected by Hurricane Andrew.
 Consumers Power Company, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE: CMS), is Michigan's largest natural gas and electric utility serving almost 6 million of the state's 9 million residents in 67 of the 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
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 /CONTACT: Charles MacInnis of Consumers Power Co., 517-788-2396/
 (CMS) CO: Consumers Power Company; CMS Energy Corporation; Florida Power and
 Light Company ST: Michigan, Florida IN: UTI SU:


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