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Nuclear plant upgrades will move forward

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Xcel Energy is no longer seeking a power uprate at its Prairie Island nuclear plant, but planned improvements to facilities and equipment will go on anyway.


"We have continued to invest in Prairie Island from the day we started operating it," Terry Pickens, director of nuclear regulatory policy for Xcel, told attendees at a meeting Tuesday night with Xcel representatives and Red Wing City Council members.

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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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