LOUISA, Va. (AP) — One of the nuclear reactors at Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna power station has been shut down for refueling.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/Xzy7km) says the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission released figures showing the utility shut down Unit 2 over the weekend.
Refueling is typically conducted at 18-month intervals, and generally takes about one month.
In a memo to employees, the Richmond-based utility said a portion of the unit's reactor fuel will be replaced and a number of maintenance activities will be performed. Maintenance includes repairs to a reactor coolant system valve on one of the unit's three steam generators and seal maintenance on two of the unit's three reactor coolant pumps.
The NRC figures show Unit 1 at North Anna is operating at 100 percent capacity.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com
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