Dominion dry storage affected by earthquake

Dominion's North Anna nuclear power station will be reviewed by an "augmented" inspection team in part because 25 of 27 vertical dry casks, which hold spent fuel, shifted during the earthquake last month.

North Anna, which is about 40 miles northwest of Richmond, Va., will get the review not because the site is unsafe, but rather in order to be thoroughly evaluated, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a statement.

Dominion is the parent company of Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, which owns the Millstone Power Station in Waterford. Millstone was unaffected by the quake.


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