The second nuclear reactor at Surry Power Station is running near capacity after a two-month shutdown.
The reactor, which was shut down when a tornado cut electric service to the power station on April 16, was operating at 94 percent capacity on Monday, according to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission data.
Dominion Virginia Power, which owns the power station, restarted the other reactor soon after the tornado struck. It is running at full capacity.
Dominion planned to start the second reactor in mid-May, after a scheduled refueling, but the process was slowed after contractors complained they were exposed to asbestos.
Dominion spokesman Rick Zuercher previously said experts determined that asbestos levels did not exceed standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The incident is under investigation by the state Department of Labor and Industry, which has declined to say how many workers were involved or what companies they worked for.
A spokeswoman for the department previously said it could be months before the details of the incident are released.
The uranium-fueled power station generates 1,598 megawatts of power, enough electricity for about 400,000 homes, according to Dominion. It is located near the James River in Surry County.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times