I got a call yesterday that reminded me that I’d forgotten to post this.  Hope to see some good coverage — this is an important step in an important decision because it commits us to how many more years of nuclear and nuclear waste?!!??!  Is this where we want to be?  Literally… this plant is in “my” town and my bluff faces the plant, immediately down river and down wind.

The ALJ’s Recommendation for the Prairie Island uprate and dry cask expansion is out — no surprises here:

Prairie Island – ALJ’s Recommendation

We’ll see what the PUC has to say.  The legislature has the option of nixing any PUC decision, but I’m not holding my breath.

Xcel not happy camper

April 1st, 2009


April Fools!  Well, maybe not…

The Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant uprate and dry cask docket is sparking a bit, warm, and maybe getting hot!

Just in, this Xcel Energy response to City of Red Wing’s Intervention and request for extension of schedule:

Xcel letter to ALJ Luis – April 1, 2009

Here’s Red Wing’s Motion, filed with their Intervention, that’s got Xcel hopping:

Motion to Amend First Prehearing Order

In Xcel’s letter, you can feel them jumping and twitching…