I had the opportunity to tour the Prairie Island Nuclear facility today, it included the generating plant as well as the dry cask storage facility. As a member of the Minnesota House ENERGY POLICY COMMITTEE, I know the information will be useful in the future.
The facility has two pressurized water reactors, one started operation in 1973 and the other in 1974. The security here is extensive and impressive!
One benefit of nuclear power is that it is carbon free. Nuclear power plants are on-line providing electricity 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The efficiency of these plants is extremely high.