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Nuclear plant back at full power after outage

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Red Wing Minnesota 2760 North Service Drive / P.O. Box 15 55066

Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant's Unit 1 reactor returned to full power at 9:32 p.m. Tuesday after completing a scheduled maintenance and refueling outage.

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During the outage, which began Oct. 23, about 600 contractors helped plant staff complete maintenance tasks to prepare the unit for its next operating cycle and replaced one-third of the unit's fuel.

Each of the nuclear plant's two 550-megawatt reactors is refueled about once every 18 months.

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