Entergy brings nuclear unit back online after fatal accident

Arkansas Nuclear One ANO Unit 1 returns to service Unit 2 fatal accident generator stator Entergy

Arkansas Nuclear One’s Unit 1 was brought back to service after it was damaged during a fatal accident at the plant.

The plant entered a scheduled refueling outage on March 24. During the outage, a contractor’s crane collapsed while moving a generator stator out of the turbine building. One worker was killed and eight others were injured.

Unit 1 required extensive restoration efforts, including damage evaluation, repairs to non-nuclear plant components and rescheduling refueling activities, plant owner Entergy (NYSE: ETR) said in a release.

Unit 2 automatically shut down during the accident as it was designed to do and was brought back to service in April after extensive evaluations.

Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...