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.
Xcel Blamed For Cost Overruns At Monticello PlantAn investigation by Minnesota utility regulators blames Xcel Energy Inc. for major cost overruns during a project to upgrade its nuclear plant in Monticello. Xcel disagrees that it's to blame. Reports say experts hired by Minnesota utility regulators found Xcel managers didn't fully plan for the job and didn't have adequate oversight.
'Unusual Event' At Prairie Island Soon CanceledThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is monitoring an "unusual event" at the Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant.
NRC Inspecting Monticello Nuclear Power PlantThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting a special inspection of the Monticello nuclear power plant.

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