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BREAKING: Pope County 911 receives reports of explosion at Arkansas Nuclear One

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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 11:38 AM
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I didnt see this posted yet. If I missed it, mods please close.


Just before 8 a.m., Monday morning, December 9, reports of an explosion at Arkansas Nuclear One were made to Pope County 911 operators. At this time details have not been released in the explosion, but fire officials are reportedly responding to the nuclear facility and a fire is being fought.



A resident in the vicinity of the Arkansas Nuclear One plant reported a "loud, ground shaking explosion and then saw smoke." It is believed that a transformer on site exploded, but the report remains unconfirmed at this time with Entergy and Arkansas Nuclear One officials.



At this time, there is no threat to the immediate area surrounding ANO or the community of Russellville and there are unknown reports of injury. As details develop on the cause of the explosion, origin, and any if injuries were caused by the explosion, River Valley Leader will update readers.


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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 11:40 AM
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Let's hope it was just a blown transformer.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 11:46 AM
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News station reporting that a transformer was the cause

www.thv11.com...



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 11:46 AM
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www.thv11.com...

www.arkansasonline.com...


I`ve been following this since a few minutes after the word started spreading this morning . The details are pretty few considering it is a nuclear facility.

I`ve even been watching the prevailing wind direction , just because I have no reason not to
... I`d rather not take too many chances.

There have been quite a few "frackquakes" not far from this plant this year too.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 11:46 AM
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there are unknown reports of injury


If they are unknown, how can they be reported? What is that supposed to mean? The news...



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 11:51 AM
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Not much info coming; but it is on RSOE now.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 11:53 AM
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Fire is out, they allowed the oil to burn, but Number 2 is offline. It was the transformer farm where it started. One of the transformers failed, nothing to do with power to the reactor, or any damage/danger to the reactor.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 11:53 AM
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For general reference, here is the daily updated status of nuclear plants in America. Nuclear-1 is showing 100% output at the moment, or when that was last updated. I have seen that update very quickly in the past though, for routine incidents. So... Hope it helps.

US Nuclear Plants and Output Status



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 11:57 AM
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this is like 3 hours east of me on I40 I hope it's just a transformer.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 12:24 PM
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Entergy Communications Specialist Donna Gregory, confirmed the Monday morning incident and stated "The fire has been extinguished and was caused by a transformer explosion. There were no injuries in the incident, but the facility's Unit 2 reactor is currently offline."



Gregory stated in closing, "During the incident there was not a threat to public safety, but the cause of the transformer explosion has not been determined. An investigation will be conducted soon to determine what caused this to occur."


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posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 12:50 PM
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MrLimpet

Entergy Communications Specialist Donna Gregory, confirmed the Monday morning incident and stated "The fire has been extinguished and was caused by a transformer explosion. There were no injuries in the incident, but the facility's Unit 2 reactor is currently offline."



Gregory stated in closing, "During the incident there was not a threat to public safety, but the cause of the transformer explosion has not been determined. An investigation will be conducted soon to determine what caused this to occur."


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Considering the snow that appears on the ground, if the temps are getting really cold, i wonder if this is a case of "cold critter" syndrome? I've seen this happen in residential areas, where a squirrel will climb into a warm power transformer and ZAP!! BOOM!!



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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We lost power Saturday for several hours because a squirrel tried to get warm and got more than he bargined for.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 02:07 PM
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It sure warms them up quickly, doesn't it now? I would not be surprised if this was the case here.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 02:13 PM
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Arkansas with SNOW Say it ain't so AL. It should be sunny and 70. Did someone say toasted critter for breakfast



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 03:23 PM
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But folks reported a quake. That plant is near the New Madrid fault. That transformer put one huge explosion the for the ground to shake.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 03:25 PM
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Transformer explosions can create quite a shockwave. I've had them blow a few streets away and felt it through the ground.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 03:25 PM
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Hey! What happens to your avatar?



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 03:28 PM
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Same here. At work a goose decided to fly right into a transformer. Loud buzzing then BOOM! You're right it was scary.



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 03:28 PM
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What about it?



posted on Dec, 9 2013 @ 03:31 PM
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Never mind. The memory is so full on the sight that your avatar is just solid blue ans mine does not show. Can't star either. I have to clean my memory. BRB



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