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September 21, 2016
Nuclear plant inspector motivated by service to community
Growing up in Rosemount, Minnesota, Luke Haeg didn't realize he lived within 30 miles of a nuclear generating plant. Today, his comprehension...
September 21, 2016 - 3:45pm
June 8, 2016
U.S Court of Appeals upholds rule on nuclear waste storage
The Prairie Island Indian Community was disappointed yet again in their quest to rid the island of spent nuclear fuel as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Friday upheld a 2014 ruling allowing the continual onsite storage of the radioactive material. Prairie...
June 8, 2016 - 3:03pm
March 6, 2012
UPDATE: Prairie Island nuclear plant terminates "unusual event" notice
Prairie Island nuclear plant has terminated its "notification of unusual event." The event was declared today at 6:24 a.m. and ended at 11:36 a.m. following "thorough assessment of plant conditions" and Unit 2's coolant system, Xcel Energy officials said. The alert was triggered...
March 6, 2012 - 1:41pm
February 22, 2012
Refueling outage starts at Prairie Island nuclear plant
Operators shut down one of Prairie Island nuclear plant's reactors just before midnight Tuesday as part of a regularly scheduled refueling outage. Operators gradually reduced power in Unit 2 and the reactor was completely and safely shut down at 11:42 p.m., a statement from Xcel...
February 22, 2012 - 11:53am
January 1, 2012
Top 10 of 2011: Nuclear plant relicensed, uprate unclear
Prairie Island nuclear plant will be up and running in the area at least until 2034 after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission renewed the facility's licenses in June. After a three-year review, the NRC renewed the nuclear plant's unit licenses, extending them 20 years each to 2033...
January 1, 2012 - 9:00am
October 30, 2011
Locals get their say on nuclear power plan
MINNEAPOLIS -- Local leaders joined people from around the region and country Friday to voice their thoughts on the future of nuclear energy...
October 30, 2011 - 8:00am
October 16, 2011
Nuclear plant conducting drills
Prairie Island nuclear plant will conduct a communications drill Tuesday Oct. 18. The event will test the communication capabilities of the agencies that would be involved in protection in the event of a nuclear incident involving hostile action. The drill will include officials...
October 16, 2011 - 9:00am
September 11, 2011
Sept. 11 attacks left lasting impression on security
The days and weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, no doubt held many questions for most of the country. "Once it was determined...
September 11, 2011 - 12:00pm
August 17, 2011
NRC tags Prairie Island plant with safety violation
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has officially cited Prairie Island nuclear plant for a safety issue regarding battery chargers, officials said Wednesday. The "white" rating, indicating low to moderate safety significance, stems from an issue discovered in Unit 1's safety-related...
August 17, 2011 - 11:44am
July 13, 2011
Feds, Xcel settle nuclear waste lawsuit
The federal government has agreed to pay Xcel Energy more than $100 million to cover the costs of storing spent nuclear fuel U.S. Department of Energy was supposed to remove. Thirteen years past its deadline, the government has failed to pick up radioactive waste from plants, spurring...
July 13, 2011 - 11:00am
December 19, 2009
Federal officials: Nuke plant's environmental impacts 'small'
Environmental impacts created by Prairie Island nuclear plant's two reactors are small enough that the plant should be relicensed, according to Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials. NRC staff met with area residents Wednesday about the office's draft supplemental environmental...
December 19, 2009 - 12:00pm
October 22, 2009
Judge: Nuclear plant changes should be OK'd
An administrative law judge has ruled that Xcel Energy be allowed to store more spent nuclear waste and increase electrical generating capacity at Prairie Island nuclear plant. Judge Richard Luis waded through thousands of documents and other evidence before making his recommendation...
October 22, 2009 - 3:01pm