Prairie Island Nuclear Plant
Operators 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.
Nuclear 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.
Federal regulators have cited Xcel Energy Inc. for a security violation at its Prairie Island nuclear plant.
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?
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.
The 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.
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.
Xcel Energy Inc. says federal regulators have renewed the operating licenses for its Prairie Island nuclear plant for another 20 years.
Xcel Energy has cleared an environmental hurdle in its request to renew the license for its Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing.
A thunderstorm may have triggered a shutdown of Unit 2 of the Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing.