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Johnny Johnson, Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Council vice president, listens Friday as other community members speak during a rally opposing Xcel Energy's expansion plans at the nearby nuclear plant.

Nuke plant draws tribe's ire


WELCH - Jeremy Garcia no longer lives 600 yards from two nuclear reactors.

But the St. Paul resident grew up in the Prairie Island Indian Community and he says the nuclear plant still affects him and his family.

"I'm sick and tired of Xcel over here killing relatives of mine," Garcia said, claiming the nuke plant has played a role in the development of cancer in several of his relatives. "It's gotta go."

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