Two Virginia Nuclear Reactors Shutdown by Tornado, Cooled by Emergency Diesel

“The US nuclear safety regulator said on Monday it was monitoring the Surry nuclear power plant in Virginia. Dominion Virginia Power said the two reactors shut down automatically when a tornado cut off power to the plant. A backup diesel generator kicked in to cool the fuel. The regulator said no radiation was released and staff were working to restore electricity to the plant.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/18/us-tornadoes-shutdown-nuclear-reactors

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