Well, today I see, via reporter Whitney Snipes, at the Russellville Courier News, report that Unit 2 at Arkansas Nuclear One is now “offline” following a fire in a nearby transformer line.
ENENews.com, an energy news website, notes that a resident near the plant felt “a loud, ground-shaking explosion and then saw smoke.”
The unit will remain offline, while the plant remains operating at 95-percent power. Officials say there is no threat to the public due to this incident. ANO is just down the road from us on I-40. Think about all the people living in the vicinity of that plant.
Entergy and Arkansas Nuclear One officials are so far not saying a whole lot about the cause of the explosion and fire, notes the River Valley Leader.