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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Xcel Energy to sue GE over turbine accident

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ST. PAUL - Xcel Energy and insurers of its Sherco plant are suing General Electric over a 2011 turbine accident that wrecked one of the units in Becker. 

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The suit alleges that GE knew about a defect in its turbine blades for years but never told Xcel about it.  The company claims that repair costs from the turbine failure have exceeded $200-million.  Xcel's electric customers were passed along $65-million in costs for replacement power during the 22-month repair. 

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