Erica Gray 
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Re: “$19 Billion for Dominion's New Nuclear Reactor?

North Anna is built on a fault line....in an area with many faults.
Here is an interactive map, but the new identified Quail Fault still needs to be added.
http://wmblogs.wm.edu/wp-content/uploads/2…

GEOLOGIC FAULTING UNDER THE NORTH ANNA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
THE HISTORY OF DOMINION-VIRGINIA POWER’s SEISMIC COVER-UP
http://www.bredl.org/pdf3/051008_factsheet…

New geologic mapping and trenching reveal previously unknown faults and evidence that the faults were active more than once in the past
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?I…

Is it pure arrogance or stupidity to propose yet a 3rd reactor there?

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Posted by Erica Gray on 09/06/2015 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Why Is There So Little Solar Power in Virginia?

If Virginians want to get upset about energy costs, then they should be letting their representatives and Dominion know that building a 3 nuclear reactor at North Anna, in the VA seismic zone with an unproven new prototype, "estimated" cost being 10-20 billion dollars and taking 13 years to build should be off the table. Plus that would also mean adding at least 20 metric tons a year of highly radioactive waste , that will sit there on site for up to 120 years or longer. That also doesn't include the low and medium levels of nuclear waste. Mind you, the waste and the eventual decommissioning dwarfs the initial building cost. And if there's an accident?
We surely can more forward with renewables like solar and wind, specially if we don't waste more money on adding another reactor.
Let's not forget Dominion is sitting on all the off shore wind leases and has already received 4 million and then an additional 47 million for wind power generation
https://www.dom.com/corporate/what-we-do/e…

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Posted by Erica Gray on 01/21/2015 at 9:47 PM

Re: “The Green Nuke

And this IS the reactor that the NRC just approved for North Anna!!!
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, January 23, 2014
General Electric Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas Agrees to Pay $2.7 Million for Alleged False Claims Related to Design of Advanced Nuclear Reactor
http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/January…

Posted by Erica Gray on 09/28/2014 at 12:09 AM

Re: “The Green Nuke

What if the Fukushima nuclear fallout crisis had happened here? Click on map.

http://www.nrdc.org/nuclear/fallout/#.VCcR…

Posted by Erica Gray on 09/28/2014 at 12:09 AM

Re: “The Green Nuke

9/16/14
Power Reactor Event Number: 50457
Facility: NORTH ANNA
Region: 2 State: VA
Unit: [ ] [2]
FAILED FUEL ASSEMBLY IDENTIFIED DURING CORE OFF-LOAD
"With North Anna Unit 2 in Mode 6 during a scheduled refueling outage, discharged assembly 4Z9 was identified as a failed fuel assembly by In-Mast Sipping. The fuel assembly was located in core location B11. Initial inspection of the fuel assembly identified two (2) visibly split fuel pins of eight (8) to ten (10) inches long with visible damage to the top of the pins. The internals of the affected pins are visible and the springs from the top of each pellet stack are touching the top nozzle. The fuel assembly has been placed into its designated location in the Spent Fuel Pool. No abnormal increase was noted on any radiation monitor either after or during fuel assembly movement. This fuel assembly had been used during three (3) previous operating cycles and is not scheduled for reuse.
"On September 15, 2014, at 0900 [EDT], subsequent video inspection of the fuel assembly identified that the top springs of the two (2) fuel pins were dislodged. Video inspection of the reactor vessel identified debris that has the potential to be fragments of fuel pellets resting on the core plate. Additional investigations are in progress.
"Due to the fact that the failure exceeded expected conditions, this event is being reported per 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A), as any event or condition that results in the condition of the nuclear plant, including its principle safety barriers, being seriously degraded."
The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector and will notify local county authorities.
NOT A PEEP on the news or in the paper ~ Still NO update!
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collecti…

Posted by Erica Gray on 09/28/2014 at 12:07 AM

Re: “Legal Stylings

No sympathy here!
I would even bet there are other things they could be charged with, if a more in depth investigation was to take place.

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Posted by Erica Gray on 05/30/2014 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Richmond Resistance Protest at Riverrock

And NO to a 3rd nuclear reactor at North Anna on the fault line either!!!

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Posted by Erica Gray on 05/18/2014 at 1:35 AM

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