NRC to hold public forum on Prairie Island safety

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Jul 16, 2012 at 8:03 am

RED WING, MN (AP) - Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold a public  meeting with representatives of Xcel Energy on Tuesday to discuss the agency's  annual safety assessment for the Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant.
The meeting, which will be open to the public, is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Red  Wing High School. NRC staffers will present the results of the annual  assessment, talk about the NRC and its range of activities, and be available to  respond to questions or comments from the public.
Overall, the NRC says it found that the twin-reactor Prairie Island facility  operated safely in 2011.  The most serious issue involved potential failures in  chargers for backup batteries for some of the plant's safety equipment. The  agency says plant officials resolved the problem.

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