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North Anna reactor back online following shutdown

Monday - 10/22/2012, 11:57am  ET

LOUISA, Va. - A nuclear reactor at Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna power plant is operating at full power again.

The utility shut down Unit 2 on Oct. 7 after the operators discovered a seal on a reactor coolant pump was degrading.

Crews replaced the seal package, along with one on another coolant pump, during the shutdown.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( http://bit.ly/X1fuCc) says the utility restarted the reactor over the weekend.

North Anna's other reactor, Unit 1, operated at full power during Unit 2's shutdown.

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


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