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Prairie Island's Unit 1 shut down for work

Operators shut down Prairie Island nuclear plant’s Unit 1 at 7:56 p.m. Monday, Xcel Energy said.

The unit was shut down so workers could replace a reactor coolant pump. THE work is expected to take about two weeks. The situation poses no danger to the public or plant employees, Xcel said.

Unit 2 continues to operate at full power.