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Va. Nuclear Power Plant To Undergo More Inspections

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Dominion Virginia Power says it will delay restarting the nuclear reactors at a nuclear power plant near the epicenter of the earthquake that struck late last month, according to an AP report.

Officials with Dominion Virginia Power say they will conduct more inspections of the North Anna nuclear power plant to see if any safety improvements are needed before restarting it.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission also is inspecting the facility.

The plant's two reactors shut down when within seconds of the tremor that shooks the east coast last month.

Operators say the facility suffered only cosmetic damage in the 5.8 magnitude quake, although the tremor did cause 25 containers of used nuclear fuel to shift.

The two North Anna reactors are among 27 in the eastern and central U.S. that a preliminary Nuclear Regulatory Commission review has said may need upgrades to deal with earthquakes.


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