Prairie Island Unit 2 shut down for maintenance
- Associated Press
- May 19, 2014 - 4:00 PM
RED WING, Minn. — 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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