| Jun 20, 2011
| 12:00 PM
The second nuclear reactor at Surry Power Station is running near capacity after a two-month shutdown.
The reactor, which was shut down when a tornado cut electric service to the power station on April 16, was operating at 94 percent capacity on Monday,...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Radioactive tritium used in everything from wristwatches to hydrogen bombs has leaked into groundwater at Virginia’s two commercial nuclear power plants during the past four years.
While not known to have reached public water supplies, the leaks...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 2:45 PM
Dominion Virginia Power has again shut down its troubled Unit 2 at Surry nuclear power plant.
The utility company started the reactor last Thursday. It had been out of service since a tornado struck the plant on April 16.
The reactor was operating at 94...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Three people were killed and more than 60 were injured when a tornado cut a mile-wide path across Gloucester County Saturday, said Gloucester Sheriff Steve Gentry.The victims have been identified as Periccis Gerasimos Koutsoumbinas,a 60 year-old-male,...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 12:29 PM
The death toll from three days of severe storms and tornadoes in the southern United States rose to at least 39 on Sunday, with hundreds of homes damaged or destroyed in North Carolina alone, weather and emergency officials said.
North Carolina accounted...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 1:54 PM
Thousands of people in Virginia were without electricity Monday, two days after deadly tornadoes pummeled the southern United States.
Among the hardest hit areas was Gloucester County, where emergency responders have been working since late Saturday to...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Moving to a 10-point grading scale in Newport News, as proposed at last night's board meeting, would allow students to earn a "D" and pass a class with a 60 percent.
Currently, students must earn at least 65 percent in a class to pass it. Board member...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 6:57 AM
UPDATE: House lawmakers declined to adopt that would make it illegal to possess "dangerous wild animals."
FRANKLIN — Debbie Jeter unlocked the chain-link fence door and stepped inside.
Less than 10 feet away was a 450-pound brown bear. The only...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 8:09 AM
Ken Jones stood before a pair of television cameras discussing an accident at Surry nuclear power plant.
Harmful radiation had been released, he said, but southerly winds prevented its spread into Newport News — there was no need to evacuate the...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:12 AM
Dominion Virginia Power is considering building an electric transmission line that would cross the James River at Surry and James City counties.
The line would originate at Surry nuclear power station, run above the river along nine towers between 150...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 6:36 PM
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck near Washington, D.C., the U.S.Geological Survey said.
The epicenter was about 40 miles northwest of Richmond and about 85 miles southwest of Washington, at a depth of about 1 kilometer, according...