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Earthquake moved massive nuclear storage casks at North Anna via Richmond Times-Dispatch

Earthquake moved massive nuclear storage casks at North Anna

By: PETER BACQUÉ | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Published: August 31, 2011

Last week’s central Virginia earthquake caused 25 spent-fuel storage casks — each weighing 115 tons — to move on their concrete pad at Dominion Virginia Power’s North Anna nuclear power plant.

The shifting of these massive casks holding used nuclear fuel was the first caused by an earthquake in the U.S., according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

None of the metal cylinders was damaged and no radiation was released, Dominion Virginia Power said.

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