The Dow Jones Newswire reported April 4:
Entergy Corp. said it is making plans to restart one of its units at an Arkansas nuclear-power plant, a process that is expected to take several weeks, after the unit shut down automatically following an accident on Sunday that left one worker dead.
Entergy said both units at the Arkansas Nuclear One plant, located about 76 miles from Little Rock, remain in a stable, shutdown condition. The company is making plans to restart Unit 2 but said further evaluation will be needed for Unit 1, where damage evaluation, repair estimates and rescheduling the unit’s refueling activities will take more time.
On Sunday, a crane dropped a piece of an electric generator that weighed about 500 tons, damaging other equipment and a water pipeline, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Water seeped into an electrical component, causing a short-circuit that cut off power to the plant from the electric grid, according to Entergy and the NRC. Unit 2 shut down automatically, while Unit 1 had been shut down for maintenance, Entergy said.