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Fire contained at Russellville nuclear plant

Posted: December 9, 2013 - 11:14am
Entergy Nuclear photo
Entergy Nuclear photo

RUSSELLVILLE — Entergy Arkansas says a fire has been contained at its nuclear plant in Russellville.

The utility says the transformer fire broke out Monday morning in a non-nuclear area of Arkansas Nuclear One. Entergy says no injuries were reported and there are no threats to public safety.

The London Volunteer Fire Department says the blaze was under control by mid-morning Monday.

Entergy says one of the plant's reactors is offline but a second reactor remains operational.

Arkansas Nuclear One supplies 1,823 megawatts of power, which is the equivalent to about 30 percent of the total energy demand of Arkansas.

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