A 38-year-old Welch man is in jail after he led police on a chase through Red Wing early Thursday morning and jumped from a bridge into the Mississippi River.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a spill of radioactive tritium at Xcel Energy’s Prairie Island Nuclear Plant was so small the utility wasn’t required to report it.
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?
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.
Unit Two of the Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing is up and running again after a storm on Monday triggered its shutdown.
Trace amounts of radioactive material have been found in air samples in St. Paul and two other locations, likely from the damaged nuclear power plants in Japan.
The 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.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to find out what Xcel Energy is doing to resolve staff performance problems at the Prairie Island plant near Red Wing.
A drill is planned Tuesday at the Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing.