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Low-radiation tools missing from Minnesota nuclear plant

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RED WING, Minn. - Prairie Island nuclear plant's annual inventory identified six missing low-level radioactive tools and devices, according to a posting on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Web site.

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The plant's owner, Xcel Energy, notified the NRC this week and the agency posted a report on its Web site late Tuesday that two items had high enough radioactivity to require automatic notification. One of those has since been found.

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