One Xcel Energy employee has been injured and 50 evacuated after a fire at the Black Dog Generating Station in Burnsville Monday morning, according to Xcel Energy.
No one was hurt in a fire at the Coyote Station power plant near Beulah in western North Dakota.
Clean air advocates are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, seeking an order to require the EPA to mandate that Xcel Energy install the best available technology to reduce emissions at Minnesota’s biggest power plant.
Xcel Energy Inc. says it will cost as much as $200 million to repair the damage from a catastrophic turbine failure at Minnesota’s largest power plant last November.
Officials say a 2-inch break in a pipe leading to a chlorine bleach tank is to blame for a chemical spill at the Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing.
An environmental group is warning Minnesotans to beware of mercury emissions in the fish they eat.