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LOUISA, Va. (AP) Federal regulators say the addition of a third reactor at the North Anna Power Plant in Louisa County wouldn't have any environmental effects that would preclude issuing the project a license. Dominon Power is seeking a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build and operate the proposed Unit Three reactor. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors has approved the development of an ecologically friendly cemetery. A special-use permit approved yesterday allows Kyger Funeral Homes owner Kenny Kyger to establish the 8-acre Duck Run Natural Cemetery on a former dairy farm in Penn Laird.

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) A northern Virginia chiropractor who has treated members of the Washington Capitals and is facing steroids-related criminal charges in Florida has been granted bond. A judge in Fairfax County ordered today that 50-year-old Douglas O. Nagel of Reston be released on $40,000 bond.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) Virginia will consider rules to ensure tainted oysters taken from the Chesapeake Bay are not shipped out of state. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission is looking at tighter oversight and outfitting watermen's boats with satellite technology to guarantee fresh oysters.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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