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North Anna reactor back in service after shutdown

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 8:00am  ET

LOUISA, Va. (AP) -- A nuclear reactor at Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna power station is back in service following an unplanned shutdown.

The utility was restarting Unit 1 following a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage when the reactor automatically shut down last Thursday.

Dominion Virginia Power tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) that a protection relay associated with a station service transformer caused the shutdown. The utility says workers hadn't returned the relay to its proper operational configuration.

Unit 1 was returned to service on Sunday afternoon.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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