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Earthquake caused nuclear containers to shift

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - We are learning new information on the impact of last week's Virginia earthquake on the North Anna Nuclear Plant.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the 5.8 quake caused 25 nuclear fuel storage containers to move, and those containers weigh 115 tons.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says its first time in the U.S., that an earthquake caused the containers to shift.

Dominion Virginia Power tells the paper none of the nuclear containers were damaged and no radiation was released.

The North Anna plant is located about 12 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake. 

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