Gallery: 5.9 Mineral, Virginia Earthquake Shakes Six Nuclear Power Plan...


A magnitude 5.9 earthquake just hit Mineral, VA, sending shockwaves up and down the East Coast of the United States that evacuated the Capital Building, the White House, and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. With Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster still fresh in our memory — and still sending radiation through that country — everyone is wondering how this latest tremor will affect nuclear power plants in the Mineral, VA area. The answer, as of now, is not much — but there are six nuclear reactors within 150 miles of the earthquake’s epicenter, and a recent report by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission says that we’re not properly prepared for a disaster.

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1 Comment

  1. reidawn August 23, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    North Anna Nuclear Information Center
    1022 Haley Drive
    Mineral, VA 23117
    I understand both reactors tripped when it happen.

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