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Action on Xcel's relicensing bid will pick up again next month when the public comment period ends on a supplemental environmental impact statement regarding the Prairie Island nuclear plant's applications.

Update 3:35 p.m.: Prairie Island Nuclear Plant terminates alert

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The alert declared by operators at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant as a result of a chemical spill this morning was terminated at 2:08 p.m. today.

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Operators declared the alert at 3:53 a.m. today after workers discovered sodium hypochloride, commonly known as chlorine bleach, leaking from a tank in the screen house. The chemical is used to treat water that is brought into the plant for cooling.

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