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Strange: Spokesman says workers at Virginia nuke plant were preparing to manually shut down reactors after quake when system went into automatic

 
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Strange: Spokesman says workers at Virginia nuke plant were preparing to manually shut down reactors after quake when system went into automatic
Strange: Spokesman says workers at Virginia nuke plant were preparing to manually shut down reactors after quake when system went into automatic shut down — Another spokesman says “it was a manual shutdown”

[...] Dominion spokesman Richard Zuercher [...] said North Anna’s operators were preparing to manually shut down the units after the quake when the power station’s operating system automatically powered down both units, which supply about 10 percent of the state’s electricity.

“Their staff is obviously looking at every inch of that plant,” the governor said. [...]

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Re: Strange: Spokesman says workers at Virginia nuke plant were preparing to manually shut down reactors after quake when system went into automatic
Dominion Virginia Power shut down its two North Anna reactors as a result of the earthquake, according to the company.

“The earthquake was felt at the North Anna Power Station and the reactor operators, following procedures, shut down the reactors,” said company spokesman Jim Norvelle. “It was a manual shutdown.” [...]

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Re: Strange: Spokesman says workers at Virginia nuke plant were preparing to manually shut down reactors after quake when system went into automatic
The North Anna, near the epicenter of Tuesday's quake, is reportedly located on a fault line.

Thread: UH-OH: Virginia Nuke Plant on Faultline Designed to Only Withstand 5.9-6.1 Quake
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