GEOLOGIC FAULTING UNDER THE NORTH ANNA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
THE HISTORY OF DOMINION-VIRGINIA POWER’s SEISMIC COVER-UP
An Investigative Report
October 8, 2005
BLUE RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE LEAGUE
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North Anna’s Nuclear Reactors are Built on Unstable Ground
Virginia Electric and Power Company (Vepco), now Dominion Energy, was at the center of a decade-long struggle which ended in two nuclear reactors being built on top of an earthquake fault.
Vepco withheld documents and lied to federal regulators during license application proceedings for Units 1 and 2 in 1973. Ultimately, Vepco was found guilty of lying and a cover- up in its efforts to obtain a construction license for the North Anna nuclear station near Louisa, Virginia.
Despite the deceptions, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Vepco a license but fined the company $32,000 for seven materially false statements about the geologic fault under North Anna.
Today, the evidence shows that Dominion Energy is attempting a similar cover up in pursuit of two or more additional reactors at North Anna.
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