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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

US Earthquake Update: 4:40 AM Wednesday

Offsite power at North Anna Station has been restored, according to the Wall Street Journal site.

According to the report, the diesel generator that failed was shut down because of a coolant leak - but another was started, keeping four running at all times. This is in contrast to earlier reports. Thus, the plant never had three running at one time for very long at all.

The plant remains shut down and in alert status.

It might be interesting to note that Dominion's Bear Garden power station also shut down due to the quake -- and this is a conventional station. See here.

4:47 AM Eastern Wednesday August 24, 2011

UPDATE: The WSJ story is taken from Dominion's press release, seen HERE.

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