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.
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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.
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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Low oil pressure caused Monticello nuclear plant to shut down
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Investigators look into 'unusual event' at Prairie Island Nuclear Plant
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