Prairie Island Nuclear Plant

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NRC To Hold Public Forum On Prairie Island Safety

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.

07/16/2012

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NRC Cites Security Violation At Prairie Island

Federal regulators have cited Xcel Energy Inc. for a security violation at its Prairie Island nuclear plant.

02/16/2012

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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?

01/05/2012

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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.

01/05/2012

Prairie Island Nuclear Plant (credit: CBS)

NRC Cites Xcel Energy For Prairie Island Problem

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.

08/17/2011

Prairie Island Nuclear Plant (credit: CBS)

Operators Shut Down Prairie Island Unit 1

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.

07/01/2011

Prairie Island Nuclear Plant (credit: CBS)

Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Licenses Renewed

Xcel Energy Inc. says federal regulators have renewed the operating licenses for its Prairie Island nuclear plant for another 20 years.

06/28/2011

Prairie Island Nuclear Plant (credit: CBS)

Xcel Clears Federal Hurdle For License Renewal

Xcel Energy has cleared an environmental hurdle in its request to renew the license for its Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing.

05/18/2011

Prairie Island Nuclear Plant (credit: CBS)

Prairie Island Unit 2 Safely Shuts Down

A thunderstorm may have triggered a shutdown of Unit 2 of the Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing.

05/09/2011

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