March 12, 2012
One of the nuclear reactors at Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna power station has been shut down for refueling.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch says the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission released figures showing the utility shut down Unit 1 over the weekend.
Refueling is typically conducted at 18-month intervals, and generally takes three to four weeks. In the meantime, the NRC figures show Unit 2 at North Anna is operating at 100 percent capacity.
Dominion shut down Unit 1 in January for a couple of days because of an air line leak.
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