Seven other nuclear power plants in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey have declared “unusual events.”
* Two reactors at Virginia plant shut after quake
* Event a “wake-up call” for US nuclear industry-Scientist
* Idled plant designed to withstand 6.2 magnitude quake
* Plants reacted as planned to quake-industry officials”
The plant lost power and automatically halted operations after the quake. While a Dominion spokesman reported no “major” damage to the facility, three diesel generators were required to kick in and keep the reactors’ radioactive cores cool. A fourth diesel unit failed.
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