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Xcel nuclear plant in Minnesota shuts down

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy Inc. said Tuesday that they're investigating an automatic shutdown of Minnesota's nuclear plant at Monticello.

Xcel said the plant shut down a few minutes after 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Xcel said the plant's safety systems worked as designed and there's no safety risk.

Xcel it expects to quickly learn the reason for the shutdown. Until then, it will buy electricity from another source to replace what the plant produces.

The plant is about 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

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