Operators Shut Down Prairie Island Unit 1
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RED WING, Minn. (AP) — Xcel Energy has shut down Unit 1 of its Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing to fix an oil leak on a turbine valve.
The valve is on the non-nuclear side of the plant. Xcel Energy says no one was hurt and there was no accidental release of radioactive material.
Unit 2 continues to operate at full power.
Xcel Energy says the outage to repair the oil leak is not expected to last long.
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