Prairie Island Unit 2 shut down for maintenance

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RED WING, Minn. (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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