August 23, 2011 / 9:16 PM / in 6 years

Dominion says North Anna build to take 6.2 quake

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Dominion Resources Inc said its 1,806-megawatt North Anna nuclear station in Virginia was designed to withstand a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

The nuclear plant shut automatically after a 5.9 magnitude quake hit in the vicinity of the plant located in Mineral, Virginia.

Reporting by Eileen O'Grady; editing by Andre Grenon

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