first_imgSource: Vermont Yankee. 6.23.2010 The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon declared an unusual event at 2:25 p.m. today.  The declaration was made after a seismic event was felt at the site.  Per the US Geological Survey, the seismic epicenter was located 33 miles north of Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.  It was also felt in the Burlington area as a slight shaking.Surrounding states were notified of the Vermont Yankee declaration at 2:39 pm.  There has been no radioactivity released, related to this event.  The Plant continues to run normally at 100% power and there has been no damage based upon an ongoing walk down of station equipment.An unusual event is the lowest of four emergency classifications of events that apply to nuclear power plants as defined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.last_img

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