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Prairie Island nuclear plant sounds alert after chlorine leak

Officials at the plant say no radioactive material escaped and the public is in no danger after chlorine bleach leaked from a tank inside the facility. Schools in Prescott and Ellsworth delayed classes as a precaution.
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Officials at the plant say no radioactive material escaped and the public is in no danger after chlorine bleach leaked from a tank inside the facility. Schools in Prescott and Ellsworth delayed classes as a precaution.

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