By Washington Business Journal

Virginia Power parent company Dominion Resources Inc. said it has spent $21 million on inspections and analysis at the North Anna nuclear plant following an automatic shutdown after the Aug. 23 earthquake.

The plant suffered no significant damage from the earthquake, and Dominion is awaiting Nuclear Regulatory Commission approval to restart the reactors, the company said.

⿿The station has proven itself through this experience, and the results have been verified through extensive inspection, testing and analysis,⿝ said David Heacock, president and chief nuclear officer.

Dominion (NYSE: D) has agreed to conduct a seismic analysis after the plant restarts. The NRC must complete its own independent review and on-site inspections before it grants the utility permission to restart the plant.

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