March 31 An industrial accident at an Arkansas
nuclear power plant killed one worker and injured three others
on Sunday, but there was no release of nuclear material,
authorities and the operator said.
A generator fell as it was being moved out of the turbine
building at Entergy Corp's Arkansas Nuclear One plant in
Russellville, Entergy said in a statement.
"There was no nuclear release of any kind," said Ed Barham,
a spokesman for the Arkansas Health Department.
The injured workers were transported to a hospital, Entergy
The plant's Unit 1 was off line for refueling and Unit 2
automatically shut down and there is no danger to the public, it
The accident is classified as a unusual event, the lowest of
four emergency classifications by the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, Entergy said.