Virginia nuclear power plant loses power after quake

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A nuclear power plant in central Virginia has lost offsite power in the wake of a 5.9 earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., U.S. nuclear officials said.

The North Anna Power Station, which has two nuclear reactors, is now using four diesel generators to maintain cooling operations. The plant automatically shut down in the wake of the earthquake.

“As far as we know, everything is safe,” said Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman David McIntyre.

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