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Dominion shuts down 1 reactor for refueling

Monday - 3/12/2012, 12:49pm  ET

LOUISA, Va. - One of the nuclear reactors at Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna power station has been shut down for refueling.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( http://bit.ly/yz9CQ4) 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.

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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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com


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