Operators shut down Unit 2 at Prairie Island nuclear plant
RED WING, Minn. – Operators have safely shut down Unit 2 of the Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing.
Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy Inc. says there was no risk to the public or employees from the problem that led to the shutdown Sunday morning.
The company says the unit was shut down in response to a turbine trip caused by low oil pressure.
Plans are underway to make repairs and return the unit to service.