Nuclear Plants

From: “Once-a-century earthquake rattles East Coast”, Reuters, Lily Kuo and Malathi Nayak Nuclear safety fears grew when one of four emergency diesel generators at the North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia stopped working due to the quake. But the plant’s safety systems remained...


Damage to Monuments

From: “Earthquake reported along the East Coast”, Washington Post The National Park Service says the Washington Monument may have suffered cracks near its top during Tuesday’s earthquake, and the monument could be closed indefinitely. Park service spokesman Bill Line said there appear to be cracks...


Telecommunications

From:  “Why didn’t cellphones work?”, Politico, David Saleh Rauf The technological traffic jam that rendered cellphones useless in the wake of Tuesday’s temblorhas officials pondering a scary question: What happens if a real disaster strikes the nation’s capital? While police and...