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Safe shutdown achieved at Dominion's North Anna site following earthquake

Safe shutdown achieved at Dominion's North Anna site following earthquake A 5.8 magnitude earthquake ( USGS data) shook much of the east coast at 1:51 pm Eastern Time on August 23. Dominion's North Anna reactors went off line safely and are on emergenc y power using four diesel generators.

"We did lose on-site power, but all the diesel generators are up and running," Dominion spokesman Richard Zuercher said 30 minutes a fter the quake. "Everything appears to be operating just fine."

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A 5.8 magnitude earthquake (USGS data) shook much of the east coast at 1:51 pm Eastern Time on August 23. Dominion's North Anna reactors went off line safely and are on emergency power using four diesel generators.

"We did lose on-site power, but all the diesel generators are up and running," Dominion spokesman Richard Zuercher said 30 minutes after the quake. "Everything appears to be operating just fine."

For more information, please visit the ANS Nuclear Cafe, the official blog of the American Nuclear Society.
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