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Prairie Island operating at partial capacity with one unit down

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RED WING - A nuclear power plant at the Wisconsin-Minnesota border is running at only partial capacity.  The second of two units is down at the Prairie Island plant.  

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Its owner, Xcel Energy, said an obstruction is being removed in a pump drain.  The utility says there's no danger to the plant's workers, or to people in the area.  The work is expected to finished in a few days, and Unit-One is still operating at full power.  

During outages at Prairie Island, Xcel purchases electricity from other utilities and-or boosts production at its other plants.

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