Virginia Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Shut Down After Problem In Cooling Duct

Surry nuclear Unit 2 restart stalls (AP, June 22, 2011):

Attempts to restart Unit 2 at the Surry nuclear power station have stalled.

A Virginia Dominion Power spokesman said Tuesday the utility has aborted efforts to restart the unit, which has been out of service since an April 16 tornado knocked out electricity.

The spokesman, Richard Zuercher, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that Unit 2 was shut down on Monday after a problem was detected in one of the unit’s cooling ducts.

It’s not clear when another attempt will be made to restart Unit 2.

Unit 1 was restarted shortly after the tornado and has been running at full power.

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