New Photos Of North Anna Nuclear Power Plant Venting Steam And Inspections After Earthquake

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Source: Washington Post

The North Anna Nuclear Generating Station is a nuclear power plant on a 1,075-acre (4.35 km2) site in Louisa CountyVirginia. The site is operated by Dominion Generation company and is jointly owned by the Dominion Virginia Power corporation (88.4%) and by the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (11.6%).

The plant has two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors which went on-line in 1978 and 1980 respectively. Together the reactors generate 1.79 gigawatts of power, which is distributed mainly to the greater Richmond area and to Northern Virginia. In March 2003, the NRC approved 20 year license extensions for both Units 1 & 2.

An artificial lake, Lake Anna, was constructed on the North Anna River to provide a reservoir of water coolant for use with the nuclear plant.

Dominion VA Power

@DomVAPowerDominion VA Power
An earthquake occurred in Central#VA today. Both reactors at North Anna  were shut down safely with no reports of damage.
No release of of radioactive material has occurred beyond those associated with normal station operations. #VAquake.
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CONFIRMED: North Anna  being evacuated, near center of 5.9 #quake in #Mineral,
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