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The new steam generators for the Prairie Island nuclear plant were made in France and then traveled by river barge to Red Wing, arriving in April. They began the journey in February. (Republican Eagle file photo by Tim Alms)

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Work that drew hundreds of extra employees to Prairie Island nuclear plant and involved massive equipment that made the journey from France is about to wrap up.


During a refueling outage that began Oct. 22, hundreds of contractors joined Prairie Island employees to replace two steam generators as well as to complete maintenance tasks and prepare Unit 2 for its next operating cycle and replace a third of the unit’s fuel.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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