Inspectors head to Entergy's Arkansas Nuclear One

NRC sending inspectors to Entergy's Arkansas Nuclear One following fatal accident

Associated Press

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission is sending a team of inspectors to Entergy Corp.'s Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville to review an accident that killed one worker and injured eight others.

The accident occurred March 31 when a 550-ton piece of equipment fell as a lifting rig collapsed. Authorities say 24-year-old Wade Walters of Russellville was killed when the equipment fell on him.

The NRC says there was no release of radiation or danger to the public because of the accident.

The NRC inspection team will create a chronology of the accident, evaluate the adequacy of the response to the accident and look for factors that may have contributed to the accident.

The NRC says it will hold a public meeting when the inspection team finishes its work.

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