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Address: 1022 Haley Dr, Mineral, VA
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I wasn't that thrilled when my husband said he wanted to stop in here, I thought it would be boring. However, the woman working there did a great job in describing the exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I wasn't that thrilled when my husband said he wanted to stop in here, I thought it would be boring. However, the woman working there did a great job in describing the exhibits, and it turned out I learned a lot and enjoyed our visit.

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Lake Anna, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Dominion Power operates two nuclear reactors on Lake Anna. The information center has many exhibits that depict the operation of a nuclear reactor and the generation of electrical power. They even have movies that document the transport of the reactors to the site. In addition to the displays, Dominion staff members are available to answer questions and assist visitors. This... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The explanations by display were very good. The presentations by the staff (we joined in with a group of high school (or college) students) were clear, with technical competence and the ability to communicate with a broad range of people (elementary children to seniors). We recommend this Center as a point of interest for visitors to Lake Anna.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

standard propaganda to indoctrinate all into believing nuclear power is safe and efficient, that skirts the negative aspects but worth a visit

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Palm Desert, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

The tour was conducted by a real professional who knew the technical part of how the plant operates. He was a little loose with the facts with it came to overall safety to humans. Nothing was proposed for the canisters of spent fuel siting out in the open. How long will this go on.

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Lake Anna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

We took visitors to the plant, they were impressed by the displays and talk given at the Visitors Center. Displays described how a Nuclear plant functions to what happens to the used up fuel. Sadly, after 9/11 tours into the plant are no longer given.

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Petach Tikva, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

Unfortunately, you can't see the inside of the nuclear power plant. What you can see is their small but extremely informative and well-thought out information center. It explains basic atomic theory (where was this exhibit while I was taking college physics?!), how nuclear power is generated and how electricity is generated from nuclear power. There is also a detailed explanation... More 

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