Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Unit 1

Photograph of Prairie Island 1

Location: Welch, MN (28 miles SE of Minneapolis, MN) in Region III
Operator: Northern States Power Co. – Minnesota
Operating License: Issued - 04/05/1974
Renewed Operating License: Issued - 06/27/2011
License Expires: 08/09/2033
Docket Number: 05000282

Reactor Type: Pressurized Water Reactor
Licensed MWt: 1,677
Reactor Vendor/Type: Westinghouse Two-Loop
Containment Type: Dry, Ambient Pressure

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