At the Sweet Delights Bakery, amid the aroma of fresh biscuits, talk turns to an unprecedented U.S. nuclear event that happened near its doorstep.

“You can’t not think about it,” says customer Roger Tignor, about the recent magnitude-5.8 quake that jolted the North Anna Power Station 11 miles away.

“I was and am still worried,” manager Shamara Hunter says, shaking her head. Tim Shelton, who’s lived in this small rural town 66 years, isn’t: “God’s got it under control. What happens, happens.”