Volume 89 Issue 36 | p. 42 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 5, 2011

Earthquake Triggers Nuclear Plant Review

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: energy, nuclear, inspection

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week dispatched a six-member technical inspection team to the twin-reactor North Anna nuclear power station, in central Virginia, to conduct an on-site review of the impact of the Aug. 23 earthquake. Dominion, the plant operator, reported the 1,800-MW station may have experienced ground motion exceeding the levels it was designed to withstand, NRC said when announcing the investigation. The facility is within a few miles of the 5.8-magnitude . . .

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