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Report just in about cooling problem at a nuke plant 75 miles from Little Rock, Arkansas. Described as "minor". Electricity output has been reduced.

If you live in this region, monitor your local news media for developments.

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert_read.php?cid=20385&lang=eng

Links to Nuclear One plant information:

http://www.entergy-nuclear.com/plant_information/ano.aspx

http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/nuclear/page/at_a_glance/reactors/arkansas.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas_Nuclear_One

http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/reactor/ano1.html

http://asms.k12.ar.us/armem/terrell/mainfram.htm
 

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Funny, absolutely NO mention of this event on web sites for Little Rock TV news stations.
 

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Well I live 4 hours ENE of Little Rock with winds usually coming from the west and I'm not glowing yet, but I will be keeping an eye on things.

Thanks for the heads up.
 

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Thank you for this, VCGTV!

You're right - there is NOTHING about this on the Arkansas news stations.

We don't live near Russellville, thankfully. Keeping close watch though.
 

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From Reuters 7:55am



http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN0643200020090206


NEW YORK, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Entergy Corp's (ETR.N) 836-megawatt Arkansas Nuclear 1 power station in Arkansas was shut early Friday, after being manually tripped from 61 percent power late Thursday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in separate reports.

The unit, in Russellville, Arkansas, about 75 miles northwest of Little Rock, was manually tripped due to "control rod drive motor (CRD) high temperatures due to a loss of cooling water flow" from the non-nuclear side of the facility, the NRC's event notification report said.

The NRC report said the plant was stable and no significant equipment issues were observed.

No further information was immediately available.

Meanwhile, the adjacent 988-MW Unit 2 continued to run at full power, the NRC's reactor status report said.

One MW powers about 500 homes in Arkansas.

The NRC in 2001 and 2005 renewed the plant's original 40-year operating licenses for another 20 years until 2034 and 2038.

Entergy, of New Orleans, owns and operates about 30,000 MW of generating capacity, markets energy commodities and transmits and distributes power to 2.7 million customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. (Reporting by Eileen Moustakis; Editing by John Picinich)
 

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3 mile island was a non-event.All hype.
Chernobyl was a entirely different method of creating nuclear power.
I've got Navy nuke mechanics in the family,both active and current.When they start getting excited,then I will.
 

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3 mile island was a non-event.All hype.
Chernobyl was a entirely different method of creating nuclear power.
I've got Navy nuke mechanics in the family,both active and current.When they start getting excited,then I will.
I am ignorant on it. But this kind of mand-made disaster waitng to happen scares the bejesus out of me.
 

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3 Mile Island was minor. The most radiation that someone outside the plant got was 50 millirem TOTAL. 1000 millirem = 1 Rem. The industry allows 5 Rem/Yr as a maximum dose. As a smoker you will get 80-100 Rem Alpha radiation to your lungs just because you smoke. That is why you get cancer.

Nuclear is very safe and pollutes much less than other forms of power generation. Coal burning puts out much more radiation to the public than Nuclear does. Living in a brick home is much more dangerous (Radon) than living next to a nuclear plant.

Monkymate (Former Nuclear Machinist Mate on Submarines)
 

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3 Mile Island was minor. The most radiation that someone outside the plant got was 50 millirem TOTAL. 1000 millirem = 1 Rem. The industry allows 5 Rem/Yr as a maximum dose. As a smoker you will get 80-100 Rem Alpha radiation to your lungs just because you smoke. That is why you get cancer.

Nuclear is very safe and pollutes much less than other forms of power generation. Coal burning puts out much more radiation to the public than Nuclear does. Living in a brick home is much more dangerous (Radon) than living next to a nuclear plant.

Monkymate (Former Nuclear Machinist Mate on Submarines)
Until there is a cooling problem they can't fix.
I do thank you for sharing your knowledge, Monkymate. It was insightful.
But it is safe as long as it is functioning properly.
 

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When nuclear is mentioned several thoughts come to mind 3 mile Island and Chernobyl ,however this thing shut off as it is suppose to do when temperatures rise probably happens quite often. With global warming and Carbon print concerns give me Nukes any day of the week.
 

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http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/nuclear.../arkansas.html
upper left corner next update September 2009 makes me suspicios

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert...20385&lang=eng
Budapest Hungry what would they be doing giving information on US based nukes are we subcontracting this also

Conclusion "NOT True" based on your links. Looks sheepie to me!
Also no cnn Fox ABC NBC CBS mentioning this
The event happened on 06 February 2009. Your links are out-of-date. Look at post #1.
 

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Weren't 3 mile island and Cherenobyl initially described as "minor"?
TMI was minor.
Chernobyl, not so much.

NO matter what was said, TMI never had a bad radioactive release.
Extremely minor, no release beyond plant grounds, and what was released was no more than you would get as background radiation in a year.
 
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