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Duke, Dominion and Exelon ask NRC for permission to run seven reactors to the age of 80

(It should be noted that the collapse of the cooling tower at Vermont Yankee, pictured above, happened in 2007, when the plant was only 35 years old. Cause of the collapse: corroded steel bolts and rotten lumber.) I’m going to try … Continue reading

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Wisconsin nuclear plant to close permanently in spring of next year

According to last Monday’s Wisconsin Herald Times Reporter: Dominion Resources Inc. said Monday it will shut down the one-reactor power plant (Kewaunee Power Station) on the shore of Lake Michigan in the spring because it could not sell it and … Continue reading

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Event Report: Emergency declared at Virginia nuke following 3.2 aftershock from August earthquake

Dominion Power notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it had issued a Notification of Unusual Event (NOUE) at its North Anna nuclear power plant early yesterday evening after experiencing a 3.2 magnitude earthquake at the facility in Virginia. The NOUE … Continue reading

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Electrical problem delays restart of Virginia reactor

Dominion Virginia Power announced this afternoon that it would not achieve its goal of having both reactors at the North Anna nuclear power plant up and running by Sunday. Both units have been out of service since a 5.8 magnitude … Continue reading

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Dominion, nuclear regulators covered up quake data at Virginia nuke, says Justice Department

On August 23, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shut down both reactors at the North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia. Both units are still out of service pending safety reviews. Apparently, Dominion, owners of North Anna, knew more about the seismic risk at … Continue reading

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Dominion asks permission to restart North Anna reactors

This just in from the Richmond Times Dispatch: Dominion Virginia Power officially asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for permission to restart its two North Anna Power Station nuclear reactors as soon as it completes a series of 18 inspections, tests, … Continue reading

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Virginia reactors are shut down more than national average

Virginia has four nuclear reactors, two each at Surry and North Anna. A recent study by the Richmond Times Dispatch reported: In the past two years, Dominion Virginia Power’s four nuclear power reactors experienced 12 unplanned shutdowns. Then, the Aug. 23 … Continue reading

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