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Nuclear plant in Arkansas temporarily shut after transformer fire
Nuclear plant in Arkansas temporarily shut after transformer fire

A transformer fire at a nuclear power plant in Arkansas has forced the shutdown of one of the two units at the site, utility officials said on Wednesday. There is no date for when the unit will come back online, Mike Bowling, a spokesman for Entergy, the company that owns and operates the two units, said. “We don’t anticipate any great issues” from the loss of one plant, which is expected to be temporary, Bowling said. The fire took place about 8 a.m. Monday in a faulty transformer located in a switch yard outside the Arkansas Nuclear One plant near the city of Russellville, about 90 miles northwest of Little Rock. The fire was extinguished about 70 minutes later. ...

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