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Additional Inspections Ahead at North Anna

by Associated Press posted May 14 2012 3:36PM
  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Dominion Virginia Power is facing additional federal inspections at its North Anna Nuclear Power Station in central Virginia.
 
     The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday that Dominion had a "white" safety violation at the power plant for maintenance procedures related to its emergency diesel generators.
 
     Regulators say inspectors found that a gasket failure prevented one of the diesel generators from performing its function following the August earthquake. While the gasket was replaced the same day, inspectors found the plant did not have adequate procedures for installing the gasket. 
 
     Officials say the violation was of low to moderate safety significance, but will garner additional inspections.
 
     The Richmond-based energy provider discussed the issue with regulators in April. Dominion says the violation didn't pose any public safety risk and procedures have been improved.
 
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05/14/2012 3:36PM
Additional Inspections Ahead at North Anna
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