Virginia nuke plant has lost offsite power after quake, generators being used to cool reactors — “As far as we know, everything is safe” says NRC

Published: August 23rd, 2011 at 3:43 pm ET
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Virginia Nuclear Plant Loses Power After Quake, Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2011:

A nuclear power plant in central Virginia has lost offsite power [... and] is now using four diesel generators to maintain cooling operations. The plant automatically shut down in the wake of the earthquake. 

“As far as we know, everything is safe,” said Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman David McIntyre.

There are seven additional nuclear plants that have declared unusual events, which is the lowest of four emergency situations, the NRC said. [...]

Published: August 23rd, 2011 at 3:43 pm ET
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