KFSM (h/t Anonymous tips): One person died in a “significant industrial accident” accident at Arkansas Nuclear One on Sunday morning, Entergy said in a release. The accident happened at approximately 7:45 a.m. and THV 11 reported that Pope County rescue units responded. The Entergy news release said three people were injured in the accident, which happened when a generator stator fell as it was being moved out of the turbine building. [...] Entergy said the plant is in an unusual event classification, the lowest of four emergency conditions designated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Additional personnel have been brought in to help on site, the release said. [...]
The Courier: An Entergy spokesperson told The Courier the total number of Arkansas Nuclear One employees injured in the Sunday morning accident at the plant was eight, not three, as earlier reported. The spokesperson provided no other details about those injured, including their names or medical status. One worker died in the accident. [...] Arkansas Department of Health [...] stated there is no immediate threat to the public in the Pope, Johnson and yell counties area.
UPDATED HERE: 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)
Published: March 31st, 2013 at 7:29 pm ET