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Monticello plant will move spent nuclear fuel outside

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MONTICELLO, Minn. -- Months of planning at the Monticello nuclear plant will be put into practice when spent nuclear fuel is moved from an indoor pool to new above-ground storage.

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The Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing already uses outdoor dry-cask storage.

The Monticello casks will go into concrete storage modules. The storage area is surrounded by two chain-link fences and monitored by cameras and other security devices.

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