Latest Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant Stories

2009-10-15 14:11:00

RED WING, Minn., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Indian Community today called on President Barack Obama to follow the law and deliver on the federal government's decades-old mandate and promise to establish a permanent repository for the nation's commercial nuclear waste.

2009-06-10 14:10:00

PITTSBURGH, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has been awarded a contract to design, fabricate and install a new steam dryer for Xcel Energy's Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, a single-unit GE-designed Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) located 40 miles northwest of St.

2008-08-01 18:00:31

By Leslie Brooks Suzukamo, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Aug. 1--One of the two units at the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant near Red Wing automatically shut down Thursday during routine testing and remains shut today, Xcel Energy said this morning. The shutdown of Unit 1 occurred at 8:17 a.m.

2008-08-01 15:00:48

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Aug. 1--An unexpected automatic shutdown of a unit at the Prairie Island nuclear power plant has occurred, but the consequences are expected to be minimal, Xcel Energy said this morning. Xcel Energy said the shutdown happened at 8:17 a.m.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.