Nuclear Power Plants

Increased Radioactivity Found In St. Paul Rain SampleThe impact of the badly damaged Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan is being felt in the Twin Cities. A slight increase of radiation levels were found in a rainwater sample taken in St. Paul.
Good Question: What If A Tornado Hit A Nuclear Power PlantFirst it was the earthquake. Then the tsunami. Then the nuclear power plants couldn't cool correctly, and now there are explosions.
Minnesota Nuclear Plants Drill For DisasterThe U.S. has 103 nuclear reactors generating electricity in 31 states and Minnesota is home to three of them. Xcel Energy operates two at its Prairie Island facility and one in Monticello.
Minn. Nuclear Power Bill Stalls After Japan CrisisA move to repeal Minnesota's ban on new nuclear power plants has stalled as a crisis unfolds at a nuclear facility in Japan.
Negotiations On Minn. Nuclear Power Change Ramp UpThe push to open Minnesota up to more nuclear power is nearing its final stages at the state Capitol.
Minn. Senate Takes Step Toward New Nuclear PowerThe Minnesota Senate has approved legislation giving energy regulators authority to issue permits for new nuclear power plants.
Bill Undoing Minn. Nuclear Ban Gets Senate HearingThe Minnesota Senate's top leader is pushing to undo a state ban on new nuclear power plants.
Move To Undo Minn. Nuclear Ban Sails Through PanelA move to undo Minnesota's 17-year-old ban on new nuclear power plants easily cleared its first committee Tuesday as Republicans who run the Legislature make the proposal a priority.