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Year in review: Prairie Island plant looks ahead to improvements

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While Xcel Energy had its share of issues at the Prairie Island nuclear plant in 2012, the utility will move forward on new investments in the facility in the coming years.


Nuclear plant upgrades are planned to start in 2013. There are investments and improvements done at the facilities every year, Xcel officials said, but as the plant ages a set of improvements has been grouped together to take place over the next few years.

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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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