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Security equipment issues triggered a "notification of unusual event" at the Prairie Island nuclear plant Wednesday. The declaration was terminated after about three and a half hours.


Prairie Island plant officials made the declaration around 2:18 p.m. Oct. 31 after some security equipment temporarily failed, according to Xcel Energy, which owns the plant. Plant conditions were assessed and the declaration ended just before 6 p.m.

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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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