Earthquake in the United States was greater than allowed for nuclear power plant in Virginia

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 — Prime. The recent earthquake on the East Coast of the U.S. was stronger than allow the security of nuclear power plants in the state of Virginia, but in the end was not damaged nuclear power plant, said on Thursday the vice president of a management station Dominion Virginia Power Eugene Grechek.

"The tremors were strong enough, but it did not last long enough to cause any damage. We know that nuclear power has a margin of safety" — the newspaper Washington Post Grecheka words he said at a meeting with representatives of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Grechek and his colleagues stressed that no anomalies were found in nuclear power plants, but the test continues. In the event that the problems will not be found, one of the reactors can be launched on September 22, the second — on October 13.

During an earthquake, both reactors were automatically shut down.

East Coast USA August 23, an earthquake of magnitude 5.9. Tremors were felt in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Ohio, and the capital district of Columbia. Most offices and government agencies at the time of the earthquake were evacuated, according to RIA Novosti.

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