Repairs Shut Down Xcel Energy's Monticello Nuclear Plant

(Monticello, MN) -- Xcel Energy's Monticello Nuclear Power Plant is shut down for repairs. The company announced yesterday the facility was taken off-line on Friday to repair a leaking heat exchanger on the coolant system of the reactor. Plant officials say there is no emergency and no radiation was released. The plant is 45 miles northwest of the Twin Cities.