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Scott Shenk writes about the environment.

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NRC sending more inspectors to North Anna

The  Nuclear Regulatory Commission  has sent an augmented inspection team to North Anna Power Station to “further review the effects of last week’s earthquake, the operator’ resonse and the plant staff’s activities to check equipment,” according to a news release.  Following Tuesdays magnitude 5.8 quake, the agency sent a seismic expert and a structural expert to assist the NRC’s resident inspectors on site. “Further reviews indicated that additional inspection is warranted.” That comes on news that the plant may have exceeded its design capacity for seismic events. See my earlier post. I’ll have a story tomorrow with all the details.

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