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 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."
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Last updated June 6, 2012, 10:41am CDT.