Category Archives: Arkansas Nuclear

More details on fatal accident at Arkansas nuclear plant

As I told you yesterday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a reassessment of the safety significance of a March 31, 2013, accident at the Arkansas Nuclear One plant. The new assessment finds that the accident was of “substantial safety … Continue reading

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NRC says that 2013 accident at Arkansas nuclear plant was worse than it first appeared

One March 31, 2013, workers at Arkansas Nuclear One, were removing a stator, a large part of a diesel generator, from the generator building. During the loading process, the stator slipped and fell to the floor of the building. One … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Emergency sirens inoperable in North Carolina, an automatic reactor trip in Arkansas and an untended research reactor in Texas

Some items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report page: 1. Yesterday morning, operators at the Harris nuclear power plant in North Carolina discovered that all of the plant’s emergency notification sirens were inoperable. The sirens were returned to … Continue reading

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Update: NRC Event Report, updates have more details on explosion, fire at Arkansas Nuclear

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission carried an Event Report with a couple of updates concerning yesterday’s explosion and fire at Arkansas Nuclear One’s facility. Here’s a portion of theĀ initial Event Report: At approximately 0748 [CST] on 12/9/2013, an electrical fault occurred … Continue reading

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Update on Arkansas Nuclear: NRC confirms explosion in turbine building, adds that Unusual Event declared, one source of offsite power is also down

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued this statement on the fire and shutdown at Arkansas Nuclear today: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has activated its incident response center in Arlington, Texas, following the declaration of an Unusual Event at the Arkansas Nuclear … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Fire contined at Arkansas Nuclear, one unit offline, explosion in turbine building reported

Reuters reported earlier today: A fire at a nuclear plant in Arkansas operated by Entergy Corp is contained, local media reported on Monday, citing a company spokeswoman. The Courier News newspaper reported the fire broke out in a transformer at … Continue reading

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Accident at Arkansas Nuclear kills one worker, injures eight others

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 … Continue reading

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