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Missing tools at Prairie Island are located

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Prairie Island nuclear plant officials have located two radioactive tools missing since December, but in the process discovered that another related device is unaccounted for, Xcel Energy officials said Friday.


The plant's annual inventory identified six missing low-level radioactive tools and devices. Xcel Energy notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday because two items had high enough radioactivity to require automatic notification.

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Anne Jacobson
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