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. The Tribe's urging comes after Congress approved the FY2010 Energy and Water Appropriations bill which cuts funding for the proposed national nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev., to record low...

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. Paul, Minn. To execute this project, Westinghouse will employ its global BWR engineering workforce at multiple locations, as well as at Toshiba Corporation, Westinghouse's majority...

2008-10-29 18:00:13

RED WING, Minn., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Tribal Council and Prairie Island Indian Community appreciate the opportunity to present our concerns in response to Xcel Energy's application to re-license the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant during today's Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing in Hastings, Minn. We know this is a step in the larger process and we look forward to working with the NRC and Xcel Energy to come to a solution that addresses our Community's many...

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. Thursday and was reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which is standard procedure. NRC staff members regularly stationed at the power plant are investigating the cause of the shutdown,...

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. Thursday while plant operators were conducting routine tests. There were no injuries and no radiological release, and no emergency response was needed, the company said. Prairie Island's other unit...

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