Contact Us

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Urges Fixes At Monticello

MONTICELLO (AP) – A top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official says Xcel Energy needs to work to improve the “degraded” performance of its Monticello nuclear power plant.

Regional administrator Cynthia Pederson says Xcel needs to understand the “depth and breadth” of performance issues and correct t hem.

Pederson visited Monticello Monday night for an annual regulator meeting for plant workers and the community. She says Monticello is a safe nuclear reactor, but managers need to clean up several examples of improper procedure.

NRC inspectors last June said Monticello wasn’t prepared for worst-case flooding along the Mississippi River. Xcel says it’s fixed that problem by putting dike-building materials at hand in case of a big flood.

More WJON News

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.