Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Entergy Says Arkansas Nuclear Plant Accident Killed One

March 31 (Bloomberg) -- Entergy Corp. said that one person was killed and three were injured at its Arkansas One nuclear plant as equipment was being moved today on the non-nuclear side of the facility.

Arkansas One is in an “unusual event classification” after the industrial accident, which is the lowest of four federal emergency classifications at nuclear plants, Terry Young, a spokesman at the headquarters of Entergy’s nuclear division in Jackson, Mississippi, said by telephone. “It was not related to the side of the plant the reactor was on.”

The accident occurred at about 7:45 a.m. local time after an old generator stator, or cylindrical shaft, was being removed from the turbine building during a planned refueling and maintenance outage at Unit 1, Young said.

The three injured people were transported to the local hospital and then transferred to a regional hospital in Russellville, Arkansas, Chris Meyer, section chief for Arkansas Department of Health’s nuclear response program, said in a telephone interview. There is no radiation associated with the accident, Meyer said. “Unfortunately, we have no additional information to share at this time regarding the individuals involved,” Young said.

The second 995-megawatt reactor at the site, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock, shut down automatically after the incidents and both units are in stable condition, the company said in an emailed statement. Unit 1 can generate 843 megawatts.

To contact the reporter on this story: Naureen S. Malik in New York at nmalik28@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Sylvia Wier at swier@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.