Xcel Energy is seeking a license request change to solve a weld inspection issue that’s dogging dry cask storage at the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant.
Tim O’Connor, Xcel Energy senior vice president and chief nuclear officer, and Karen Fili, site vice president, appeared before the Monticello City Council Monday night to provide a plant update.
O’Connor said Xcel Energy officials had a meeting scheduled today (Wednesday, May 14) with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Washington, D.C. to discuss a licensing amendment related to dry cask storage.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) officials had a clear message for Xcel Energy officials Monday night during a 2013 end-of-cycle assessment meeting involving the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant. Regulators told the utility to reverse a recent trend of degraded performance at the 43-year-old plant.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, along with other state and county agencies, will respond to a simulated Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant emergency Tuesday. The July 23 exercise will test the capabilities of all responsible agencies to take decisive action in the event of an emergency at the Monticello-based nuclear generating plant. Residents in areas [...]
A recently issued Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) order will require the Monticello Nuclear Generation Plant to improve two pressure venting systems. Following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami at the Fukushima Daiichi, the NRC established a senior-level task force that conducted a methodical review of the agency’s regulations and processes to determine if the NRC [...]
Xcel Energy officials are still reviewing a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) preliminary finding assigned to the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant. The NRC uses a color-coded system to classify its findings, which range from green, for an issue of very low safety significance, to red, for an issue of high safety significance. Monticello plant officials were [...]