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Dominion restarts nuclear reactor after refueling

Monday - 12/3/2012, 1:16pm  ET

SURRY, Va. - Dominion Virginia Power is restarting one of the nuclear reactors at its Surry County power station following scheduled refueling.

According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Unit 2 at Surry was operating at 5 percent of capacity on Monday.

Dominion had powered down Unit 2 at Surry on Nov. 1. The Richmond-based energy provider originally planned to take the reactor offline earlier but delayed those plans because of the threat of Hurricane Sandy.

Dominion also had planned to do a variety of maintenance work, including inspecting and cleaning piping and portions of the unit's three steam generators.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( http://bit.ly/Vqgaz3) that Surry's Unit 1 continues to operate at full power.

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


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