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MPCA taking public comment on nuke plant permit

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is taking public comments on a plan to reissue a national pollutant discharge elimination system/state disposal system permit for Prairie Island nuclear plant.

The permit authorizes some discharges to the Mississippi River via the circulating water system discharge canal, including steam generator blowdown, reverse osmosis system effluent and radwaste treatment system effluent.

Written comments, requests and petitions for a contested case hearing or public meeting can be submitted to Brandon Smith, Industrial Division Fifth Floor, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155-4194. The public comment period ends Sept. 18.