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Prairie Island Unit 1 begins refueling outage

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RED WING -- Operators at Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant began a refueling outage on Unit 1 at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, according to Xcel Energy officials.

During the outage, approximately 600 contractors will help plant staff complete maintenance tasks to prepare the unit for its next operating cycle and will replace one-third of the unit's fuel.

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