Prairie Island Shuts Down One of Two Units

Created: 05/19/2014 4:40 PM

RED WING, MN (AP) - One of the two units at the Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing has been shut down for maintenance.
Operators safely shut down Unit 2 early Sunday to remove an obstruction in drain piping from a pump.
Xcel Energy Inc., which owns and operates Prairie Island, says the work is expected to be completed in a few days. The Minneapolis-based utility says there is no danger to the public or plant workers. Unit 1 continues to operate at full power.

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