Earthquake In Virginia Today
August 26, 2011 by USA Post
Earthquake In Virginia Today, If you live on the east coast of the U.S., you may have felt a little tremor now. An earthquake originating in Virginia and when a magnitude of 5.8 occurred also occur within a dozen miles north from the ground state of nuclear Anna.
It is difficult to obtain a clear profile of North Anna in the rain with the latest news surrounding the earthquake. For example, a lot of news sites like The Wall Street Journal report that the plant two reactors were “automatically disconnect security system around the time of the earthquake.
” Order the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginia-based – the epicenter of the quake was of Louisa County, 40 miles northwest of Richmond – and the paper writes that Dominion Power Company spokesman Jim Norvelle said: “It was a manual shutdown. ” Domain governs North Anna nuclear plant.
Four emergency diesel generators power manual or automatic cooling system of the plant, while the operators do not ensure that all is well – and so far everything looks good. Leah sensationalism aside, probably have little to fear. Inspection of the damage is ongoing, of course. North Anna was not the only nuclear facility to send an “unusual event”. All plants across the east coast did the same. It was the only one close, though.
Even without a catastrophe is no meaning here, however, to be sure. Nuclear energy, already under scrutiny after the disaster Fukushima in Japan, no doubt, is discussed even more critical. North Anna, which saw its two reactors installed in 1978 and 1980, is certainly going to be in the news for weeks – especially given the “U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission this year, the central position of the Electric, which employs about 1,000 people, as the seventh greatest risk of earthquake damage in the country. “This is according to the Daily Mail in the UK, adding:” In March, Dominion Power, which operates the power plant, said it was designed to withstand a magnitude 5.9 to 6.1 earthquake. ”
So what’s the solution? Well, here we are quite fond Dvice the idea of?? Building nuclear reactors that do not have tantrums, but ultimately, only time will tell if this shakes.
While North Anna seems to be safe and sound, 5.8 tremors are not smooth and there have been some damage. “Residents [in Virginia] reported extensive damage to items inside their homes, but the damage is limited to buildings,” the New York Times writes, and “said a spokesman for the Washington National Cathedral, the structure highest in the city, three pinnacles in the central tower was broken. “Fox even cited fears that the” Washington Monument, you can tilt. ” There are also reports of holes in the cellular service after the rumbles.
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