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Nuclear Reactor In Virginia Shut Down

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A nuclear reactor operated by Dominion Virginia Power remains shut down today after a leak was discovered last week. The North Anna nuclear plant is about 45 miles northwest of Richmond, along Lake Anna in Louisa County. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says one of the two reactors there was shut down Friday after operators discovered an excessive leak from a heat exchanger tube. Regulators say the leak was "unusual" but not an emergency.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, there's no word on how long it will take to make repairs and return the idle reactor to service. The plant's other reactor is still operating at full power.

Natalie Neumann has the details...

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