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Prairie Island nuclear plant
Prairie Island nuclear plant gets new VP
Xcel Energy is shifting some of its nuclear management staff in order to bring new perspectives to sites and positions, officials said. "It...
May 27, 2012 - 8:00pm
May 9, 2012
City, county, state conduct nuclear plant emergency drill
Multiple organizations from Red Wing, Goodhue County and the state conducted a nuclear plant emergency drill Tuesday. It's something done every two years "as a way of updating processes and issues that may have developed," city emergency management director Roger Hand said after...
May 9, 2012 - 11:29am
May 7, 2012
Emergency drill to take place at nuclear plant
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety and several other state and county agencies will participate in a simulated nuclear incident drill Tuesday May 8 at Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant. The drill will test the capabilities of all agencies to take action in a real emergency. Field...
May 7, 2012 - 12:32pm
February 12, 2012
Radioactive water leaks at Prairie Island pose 'no risk'
Nearly 4,000 gallons of water containing "small amounts" of tritium and "trace amounts" of other chemicals have been released by Prairie Island nuclear plant since November, Xcel Energy spokeswoman Mary Sandok said Wednesday. The most recent leak, occurring when 27 gallons of water...
February 12, 2012 - 5:00pm
February 5, 2012
Report on nuclear power plants' risk to water will be released
A new report from Environment Minnesota on the threat of nuclear power plants to Minnesota's drinking water will be released next week in Red Wing. Spokeswomen from the Environment Minnesota and the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group will present the report, along with Kristen...
February 5, 2012 - 12:00am
January 13, 2012
Prairie Island suggests planning for emergencies
If the alert declared at Prairie Island nuclear plant Jan. 5 had posed a threat to the surrounding area, would you have been prepared? Prairie Island's 2012 emergency planning guide and calendar coincidentally arrived in local residents' mailboxes around the same time of incident,...
January 13, 2012 - 9:00am
January 12, 2012
Nuclear alert a "learning experience"
Last week's alert at Prairie Island nuclear plant was a learning experience, officials said. Law enforcement, staff and others involved in...
January 12, 2012 - 6:00pm
January 7, 2012
Xcel forced to activate emergency plan
January 7, 2012 - 4:00pm
January 5, 2012
No problems reported after nuclear plant bleach leak
January 5, 2012 - 10:39am
December 3, 2011
Xcel re-evaluating Prairie Island uprate
Xcel Energy is pausing to re-evaluate a proposed capacity expansion at Prairie Island nuclear plant in light of rising costs and delays, officials...
December 3, 2011 - 7:00pm
July 31, 2011
Prairie Island officials meet with NRC over safety rating
Questioning a safety rating issued earlier this summer, Prairie Island nuclear plant officials met Thursday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to make their case. Xcel Energy is challenging a preliminary safety rating that classified a battery charger issue as "white," meaning...
July 31, 2011 - 8:00am
July 1, 2011
Operators shut down Unit 1 at nuclear plant
Operators shut down Unit 1 at the Prairie Island nuclear plant Friday afternoon to fix an oil leak on a turbine valve, officials said. There were no injures and no release of radioactive material, and the valve is not involved in nuclear operations. The repairs were not expected...
July 1, 2011 - 9:01pm
June 29, 2011
Prairie Island nuclear plant revs up for another 20 years
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed Prairie Island nuclear plant's unit licenses, extending them 20 years each. The new licenses, approved after a three-year review by the NRC, will expire in 2033 and 2034. "Prairie Island has operated in a safe, reliable, economic...
June 29, 2011 - 9:00am
June 18, 2011
Prairie Island plant back to full power
Prairie Island nuclear plant concluded what officials called a successful refueling and maintenance outage this week. Unit 1 returned to full power early Thursday morning, putting the plant back on line after the regularly scheduled outage. Estimated to last about four to five...
June 18, 2011 - 10:00am
June 16, 2011
Nuclear plant returns to full power after refueling outage
Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant's Unit 1 reactor returned to full power at 5:21 a.m. Thursday after completing a scheduled maintenance and refueling outage. During the outage, which started April 29, about 600 contractors helped plant staff complete maintenance tasks...
June 16, 2011 - 11:06am