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Dominion begins Va. reactor restart after refuel

Thursday - 5/9/2013, 1:00pm  ET

LOUISA, Va. (AP) -- One of the nuclear reactors at Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna power station is in the process of being restarted following a scheduled refueling.

The reactor had been idled since April 7. Refueling is typically conducted at 18-month intervals, and generally takes about one month.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission figures show the unit was operating at 7 percent of capacity Thursday.

Unit 1 at North Anna remains operating at full power and is scheduled for a refueling outage this fall, along with Unit 1 at Dominion's Surry power station.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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