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Simulated Nuclear Incident Planned for Tuesday at Monticello Plant

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is planning a simulated nuclear incident exercise tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant.

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WJON News On-Demand – Monday, 3/4/13 – Midday

Here’s today’s headlines on WJON:
Winter Storm Warning continues into tomorrow
MnDOT says driving conditions are difficult to fair
Three facing charges after bar fight
Farmers face possible drought
Monticello Nuclear Plant shut down for maintenance

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Nuclear Plant at Monticello Back Up to Full Power

Seven days after two of Minnesota's three nuclear reactors were shut down, Xcel Energy's nuclear power plant at Monticello is operating at full power — but Unit 1 of the twin-reactor at Prairie Island's plant is still ramping up.

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Nuclear Plant Back to Full Power

Operators returned the Monticello Nuclear Power Plant to full power this (Monday) morning, after replacing a cable that failed on October 21st.

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Monticello Nuclear Plant Remains Shut Down After Transformer Lockout

Operators of the Monticello nuclear power plant are investigating what caused a transformer to lock out, prompting the plant to automatically shut down.

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Monticello Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down

Xcel Energy officials say the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant shut down safely this afternoon after a transformer lock-out.

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NRC Inspecting Monticello Nuclear Power Plant

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting a special inspection of the Monticello nuclear power plant. That after Xcel Energy found a blockage in a fire suppression system.

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Monticello Nuclear Plant Shuts Down To Replace Valve

Operators have temporarily shut down the Monticello nuclear power plant to replace a safety relief valve. Xcel Energy says the valve protects the plant's main steam line system from over pressure conditions.

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Monticello Nuclear Plant Offline For 9 Weeks

The Monticello Nuclear Power Plant is offline for the next nine weeks for a planned refueling outage. The maintenance includes placing new fuel assemblies in the reactor, adding equipment to increase the plant's generating capacity and eight, new control rod blades. Xcel says the reactor is refueled every two years.

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