Wednesday, April 06, 2011

A quick visit to a nuclear power plant (sort of)

Today, I did a little field trip to personally inspect the nuclear power issue, visiting the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County VA, NW of Richmond, SW of Fredericksburg, S of Culpeper, on a dammed lake.

Dominion says that the largest earthquake ever recorded in Virginia is around 5.5, back in the 1700s. Of course, this plant is not on the ocean and could not be affected by waves.

The scariest item in the Visitor’s Center (open 9-4 weekdays) is the bunny suit.

The actual plant is not visible from the Visitor's Center, and can be seen only from private land on the artificial lake. 

The company’s site for the plant is this. http://www.dom.com/about/stations/nuclear/north-anna/index.jsp

In September 1982, I visited the Glen Rose Power Station under construction in central Texas on a Dallas Sierra Club weekend trip, of all things. 

Pictures 1, 4, 6: via Dominion Power

Update:  July 6

New York's Indian Point:


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