A transformer lockout at the Monticello nuclear power plant prompted an automatic shutdown Friday afternoon. Xcel Energy says the malfunction interrupted non-safety-related power, but that all safety systems functioned as designed.
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Monticello nuclear plant shuts down
Xcel Energy says its Monticello nuclear power plant automatically shut down at 11:07 a.m. Tuesday, but officials aren't sure why and a cause is being investigated, the Pioneer Press reports. All plant safety systems were functioning, officials with the Minneapolis-based utility said. The shutdown posed no danger to the public or workers, Xcel officials said. The plant is not expected to be down long.
Low oil pressure caused Monticello nuclear plant to shut down
An Xcel Energy spokeswoman says low oil pressure in the plant's turbines triggered an automatic shutdown over the weekend. The company says the safety system functioned as designed and that no one was in danger.
Workers at Monticello nuclear plant have relived Fukushima quake many times
The one year anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami has many people in Japan reliving that tragic day. Workers at Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear plant - a carbon copy of the Fukushima plant - have relived the disaster several times as a training exercise.
Meeting set to examine Monticello nuclear plant's safety performance
The safety performance of the nuclear plant in Monticello will be the subject of a public meeting Tuesday set by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC found that the Monticello plant, owned by Xcel Energy, operated safely in 2011. The agency will also discuss its reaction to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan, including increased inspections at U.S. nuclear plants.
Feds inspect sprinkler troubles at Monticello nuclear plant
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