Reactor At Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Shuts Down After Turbine IssueThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission says one of the two reactors at Xcel Energy's Prairie Island nuclear plant shut down automatically after a problem developed in the unit's turbine.
Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Unit Shut DownOperators of the Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing have shut down a unit because of a fire alarm. Xcel Energy says there's no indication of a fire, but Unit 2 was taken off line about 4 a.m. Thursday so investigators can determine why the alarm was tripped.
NRC To Hold Public Forum On Prairie Island SafetyNuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold a public meeting with representatives of Xcel Energy on Tuesday to discuss the agency's annual safety assessment for the Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant.
NRC Cites Security Violation At Prairie IslandFederal regulators have cited Xcel Energy Inc. for a security violation at its Prairie Island nuclear plant.
Good Question: How Dangerous Is Nuclear Energy?Minnesota emergency management officials executed the first alert in the history of Minnesota's Prairie Island nuclear plant Thursday, when chlorine spilled after a break in a 2-inch pipe. While the level two alert was not a threat to the public, it left some to wonder: How dangerous is nuclear energy?
Alert Lifted For Prairie Island Nuke Plant After Chem Spill 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.
NRC Cites Xcel Energy For Prairie Island ProblemThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission has cited Xcel Energy for a safety problem involving battery chargers for its Unit 1 reactor at the Prairie Island nuclear plant.
Operators Shut Down Prairie Island Unit 1Xcel Energy has shut down Unit 1 of its Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing to fix an oil leak on a turbine valve.
Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Licenses RenewedXcel Energy Inc. says federal regulators have renewed the operating licenses for its Prairie Island nuclear plant for another 20 years.
Xcel Clears Federal Hurdle For License RenewalXcel Energy has cleared an environmental hurdle in its request to renew the license for its Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing.
Prairie Island Unit 2 Safely Shuts DownA thunderstorm may have triggered a shutdown of Unit 2 of the Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing.