Category Archives: Worker fatality

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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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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WNN summary of French reprocessing explosion

World Nuclear News published this a little while ago: Explosion at French waste site 12 September 2011  A worker was killed today by an explosion in a furnace used to prepare contaminated metal for disposal.  Details of the event come … Continue reading

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French reprocessing facility had been cited earlier this year for safety violations

Talk about burying the lead! This was the tenth paragraph of the Wall Street Journal’s article on the explosion this morning at a French reprocessing site: In 2011 France’s nuclear safety regulator issued a warning over safety measures at the … Continue reading

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There ARE reactors at Marcoule

Something you always have to watch out for in Nuke Speak is the carefully crafted half-truth. Much that has been said this morning about the explosion at Marcoule has said that there are no nuclear reactors at the site. What … Continue reading

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Explosion at French nuclear facility kills 1, injures 4

Earlier today, there was an explosion at the Marcoule nuclear facility in southern France. As the Los Angeles Times reported within the last hour: At least one person was killed and four injured when a furnace exploded Monday at the … Continue reading

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