North Anna Reactor Shut Down for Refueling

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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