Water, Earth, Sky

Scott Shenk writes about the environment.

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NRC inspectors at North Anna

Some pipe insulation dating back to the 1970s has prompted the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to send a team of inspectors to North Anna Power Station. Both units are shut down as the inspectors look at the insulation wrapping large pipes that carry water to cool the reactors. The concern is that, if there were a pipe falure,  pieces of the insulation could clog sump pumps in the containment buildings.  The agency says there is no immediate safety concern. See my story tomorrow in The Free Lance-Star for more details.