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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Reactor:
Prairie Island Unit 1
Location:

Red Wing, Minnesota
Local population: 46,442 (10-mile radius)

Type:

Pressurized Water Reactor

Status:

Operating
Licensed to operate from 04/05/74-08/09/33

Owner:

Nuclear Management Company

Safety Issues:

Flooding Hazard, Heightened NRC Attention, Groundwater Leaks Reported, Fire Protection Problems


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