Friday, August 26, 2011
By, Lucas White Fieldhixson and Scoopit
New Photos Of North Anna Nuclear Power Plant Venting Steam And Inspections After Earthquake
Source: Washington Post The North Anna Nuclear Generating Station is a nuclear power plant on a 1,075-acre (4.35 km2) site in Louisa County, Virginia. The site is operated by Dominion Generation company and is jointly owned by the Dominion Virginia Power corporation (88.4%) and by the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (11.6%). The plant has two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors which went on-line in 1978 and 1980 respectively. Together the [...]
Ocean Life Around Japan and China Carrying Cesium, Strontium, and Argentum
Biological samples taken from waters in the Western Pacific region east of Fukushima, Japan show excessive radiation levels, said a statement from China‘s State Oceanic Administration on Wednesday. According to the statement, the levels of strontium-90, a radioactive isotope of strontium, found in squids are 29 times higher than the average background level of samples [...]
NRC Commits North Anna Nuclear Power Plant to Further Investigation – Likely to have extra margins built into the design"
WASHINGTON—U.S. nuclear officials and Dominion Resources Inc. are working to determine whether Dominion’s North Anna nuclear-power plant in central Virginia was built to withstand the ground motion it sustained Tuesday after a magnitude-5.8 earthquake struck nearby Mineral, Va. The plant remains in what is known as “alert” status, the second lowest stage of four emergency [...]
North Anna Nuclear Power Station Restores Off-Site Power – Still No Word On Restart of Reactor
RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Dominion Virginia Power’s North Anna Power Station has restored off-site power, eliminating the need to rely on its back-up generators. The station remains in an Alert, the second lowest of the four emergency classifications of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The station’s two nuclear reactors shut down following [...]
TEPCO reported possibility of huge tsunami to gov’t on March 7th after making estimation in 2008
A spokesperson for the government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency told reporters on Wednesday that the Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, reported the prediction to the agency on March 7th. TEPCO says it made the estimation in 2008 when calculating the maximum tsunami height in the event of a very powerful earthquake near the [...]
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