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Power plants unharmed after Mexico earthquake

Mexico’s state-owned power company Comision Federal de Electricidad, or CFE, said in a statement that a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on April 6 in the state of Veracruz didn’t damage any of its plants or cause a shutdown of any of its operations.

The CFE owns the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant in Veracruz, several hundred kilometers northwest of the quake epicenter.

CFE said in a statement that the earthquake left the entire infrastructure of generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy without incident and that they are operating normally.

The Laguna Verde nuclear power plant has two GE boiling water reactors with a capacity of 1,365 MW.

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