Shaking caused plant shutdown, Free Lance Star (Virginia), September 29, 2011:
Dominion reveals more about quake impact at North Anna in letters to NRC
[...] The NRC also asked Dominion whether there was any damage to fuel in the reactors. The fuel is thumbnail-size uranium dioxide pellets loaded into metal alloy rods that compose fuel assemblies.
Dominion said, “There is reasonable assurance that there was no significant physical or functional damage to the fuel.” [...]
‘Reasonable’ assurance there is no ‘significant’ damage to fuel?
Published: September 29th, 2011 at 6:51 pm ET