After Quake, Virginia Nuclear Plant Takes Stock, The New York Times by Matthew L. Wald, September 7, 2011:
[T]he North Anna nuclear plant finds itself in a situation that no American reactor has ever faced before.
The shock was bigger than anything its designers thought it would ever experience [...]
The situation is so unusual that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, already facing questions about American earthquake safety after a meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant, has no protocol in place for determining whether North Anna’s 1970s design still holds up, post-earthquake. [...]
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Published: September 8th, 2011 at 5:40 am ET