Category Archives: Monticello Nuclear Power Plant

2005 Concerns About Safety Vents Could Shed Light on 2011 Fukushima Contamination

Article by David Shaffer for the Star Tribune. May 19, 2011 A former engineer at the Monticello nuclear power plant says he raised concerns six years ago about safety vents like the ones that may have worsened Japan’s nuclear accident, … Continue reading

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Temporary Storage Pools — 1979 Article

From The Minnesota Volunteer, March – April issue (1979). Full PDF.

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People Passing Through: Traffic and Business Corridors

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Offsite Land Use

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Some of the Potential Risks

Spent Fuel Pools—overcrowding Aging and Faulty Equipment GE Mark I Design Flaws Expanded Transmission Corridors–CapX2020 impact not fully assessed. Both of Minnesota’s Nuclear power plants (Monticello and Praire Island) were designed for a 40-year window of operation. There are worries that current, increased … Continue reading

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Issues Evacuating

Identification and Analysis of Factors Affecting Emergency Evacuations: Main Report  (NUREG/CR-6864, SAND2004-5901, Volume 1) Abstract:  This study examines the efficiency and effectiveness of public evacuations of 1,000 or more people, in response to natural disasters, technological hazards, and malevolent acts, occurring … Continue reading

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Failings of the Environmental Impact Statement

Appendix A (from the 2006 EIS): Comments regarding a letter from the NRC to Mr. Dan P. Stinnett (Field Supervisor, US Fish and Wildlife Services), RE: Request for list of Protected Species within the area under evaluation for the Monticello … Continue reading

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