Follow-up to: Emergency at U.S. Nuclear Plant: Steam dumps to atmosphere -- No known primary to secondary leakage -- Full extent of damage unknown -- Additional staff brought to site (VIDEO)
Title: Arkansas Nuclear One Industrial Accident
Source: KUOZ – University of Ozarks
Date: Mar 31, 2013
At 1:00 in
Corey Pintado, Anchor: One employee who works at Arkansas Nuclear one states that it is the worst thing that has happened in his 30 plus year career at the nuclear power plant. Top officials of Entergy including their CEO are being brought in with their emergency response center to help assess and handle the situation. When prompted about the structural status of the building, [site VP Jeremy] Browning assures that the public is safe.
Site vice president Jeremy Browning: The fact is the building, the plant, is in a very stable configuration. [...] the structure is stable.
Pintado: [...] Air detection teams deployed and have determined there’s been no radiation leakage.
The Courier (h/t nobuggy): [...] The area surrounding ANO was placed at emergency Level 4 because of the potential for local impact, but no call to evacuate was issued by the Arkansas Department of Health. Some evacuation signs were posted throughout the community today showing emergency evacuation routes. [...]
KARK: For those who live near the Arkansas Nuclear One plant, the industrial accident is shaking up the community. Many people who live nearby are concerned about what happened. Daniel Millsaps says [...] he’s scared for his own that the plant might be dangerous. “It’s terrible. It’s sad. I don’t know what to think.” News of the accident is spreading quickly. John Aksamit says he’s shocked [...] Millsaps is still concerned. “It’s scary. You never know when that thing is going to go off, or when you’re going to have to evacuate.” Aksamit says it makes him feel uneasy. “No matter how much safety you have in place, accidents can happen.” [...]
Published: April 1st, 2013 at 10:53 am ET