Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) — Dominion Resources Inc. found a small crack on a wall with “no safety significance” in a room of a containment building at the North Anna nuclear plant after an Aug. 23 earthquake in Virginia, a company official said.
The 5.8-magnitude earthquake may have caused ground motion that surpassed the power plant’s design, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Aug. 29.
The casks may not be returned to their original positions, Daniel Stoddard, the Richmond-based company’s senior vice president for nuclear operations, told reporters today.
The company will complete a damage analysis next week, Stoddard said
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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