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Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 07/15/2010

2 Dominion Power reactors offline

By Washington Post editors

Dominion Virginia Power has halted the restarting of a reactor at its Surry power plant and taken out of service a reactor at its North Anna power plant.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says North Anna's Unit 1 was shut down shortly after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday because of leaks in a steam line.

Dominion Virginia Power spokesman Richard Zuercher says the restart of Unit 2 at the Surry plant was halted after a voltage regulator "did not perform as expected."

Surry's Unit 2 was shut down Sunday night because of a water pipe leak.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the other two reactors at North Anna and Surry were operating at full capacity Thursday morning.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | July 15, 2010; 10:34 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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