The powering down of the Monticello nuclear power plant has resulted in a fish-kill in the Mississippi River, according to Xcel Energy and state officials.

The fish didn’t die because of any tritium leaking into the river, but rather a decrease in river temperature due to the powering down of the plant, Xcel Energy officials said Monday, March 28.


Jeff Hage is the managing editor of the Monticello Times and Union-Times of Princeton and Milaca. He majored in journalism at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.

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