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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-10-09 10:57 AM
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Virginia has had a nuke plant event
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Area: USA, State of Virginia, North Anna Nuclear Generating Station, Mineral

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there was a small fire in late April at Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna nuclear power station. The NRC released a report yesterday quoting the utility as saying the fire occurred April 22 at 5 a.m. in a circuit breaker at North Anna's Unit 1. Six-inch-high flames were found in the circuit breaker and were quickly extinguished, the utility told the NRC. There were no injuries and the 903-megawatt reactor remained at full power, the utility told the NRC. The utility said the fire occurred in a circuit breaker that is not safety-related and not required for safe shutdown of the reactor, one of two at the power station roughly 45 miles northwest of Richmond. The fire occurred about two weeks after Unit 1 had been brought back up to full power after being shut down for about a month for refueling and other maintenance.
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