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No tsunami or earthquake but Entergy’s Arkansas nuclear facility is offline…
- *ENTERGY: ARKANSAS NUCLEAR ONE OFFLINE AFTER TRANSFORMER FIRE
- *ENTERGY SAYS UNIT 2 OFFLINE, UNIT 1 REMAINS ONLINE
Reassuringly, Entergy explains there was “no damage to the actual nuclear reactor,” for now.
Authorities are responding to a fire that was reported Monday morning at an Entergy auxiliary transformer at Arkansas Nuclear One Unit Two in Russellville, company spokesman Mike Bowling said.
The blaze started about 7:50 a.m. after there was a “fault in the transformer that resulted in the fire,” Bowling said.
The facility’s Unit Two is offline, but Unit One is still online, Bowling said. No injuries have been reported, and the fire has been contained.
The auxiliary transformer is an electrical device that transfers energy and is not a nuclear portion of the plant, Bowling said.
The London Fire Department and Entergy’s onsite responders are working the scene.
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Tommy Jackson said that the fire was not extinguished within the 15 minutes of detection.
“The auxiliary transformer exploded in Unit Two, and there was fire within the protected area,” he said.
Gov. Mike Beebe said after a speech Monday at the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Directors’ Winter Conference in Little Rock that he had been briefed on the fire and that there was “no damage to the actual nuclear reactor.”
A North Dakota farmer who discovered an enormous oil spill while harvesting wheat says crude was bubbling up out of the ground when he found it.
Steve Jensen said he smelled the crude for days before the tires on his combines were coated in it. At the apparent break in the Tesoro Corp.’s underground pipeline, the oil was “spewing and bubbling six inches high,” he said Thursday.
What Jensen had found on Sept. 29 turned out it was one of the largest spills recorded in the state. At 20,600 barrels it was four times the size of a pipeline rupture in late March that forced the evacuation of more than 20 homes in Arkansas.
But it was 12 days after Jensen reported the spill before state officials told the public what had happened, raising questions about how North Dakota, which is in the midst of an oil boom, reports such incidents.
The spill happened in a remote area in the northwest corner of the state. The nearest home is a about a kilometre away, and Tesoro says no water sources were contaminated, no wildlife was hurt and no one was injured.
The release of oil has been stopped, state environment geologist Kris Roberts said Thursday. And the spill, which spread out over three hectares, has been contained….
- Massive oil pipeline break under N.D. farmer’s wheat field (cbsnews.com)
- North Dakota Pipeline Spills Over 20,000 Barrels Of Crude Oil (thinkprogress.org)
- Wheat farmer discovers oil spill the size of seven football fields (billingsgazette.com)
- Living Laboratory for Coping with Drought in Brazil (ipsnews.net)
- Severe African Drought Caused by Air Pollution in the Northern Hemisphere: The Danger of Aerosols (scienceworldreport.com)
- 18 percent of Arkansas in moderate drought (arkansasonline.com)
- Severe Drought Reported in Northwest, Southwest Arkansas (fox16.com)
- Agriculture Practices in Brazil. (agacuya3.wordpress.com)
- Study: Pollution Led to African Drought (voanews.com)
- BLM Sells Land to Water Guzzlers During Drought (rtfitchauthor.com)
- Brazil allots $167m funds for drought-hit ethanol producers (biofuelsandbiomass.energy-business-review.com)
- Ireland entering state of “absolute drought” as temperatures soar (irishcentral.com)
- All that rain this spring? It’s dried up (journalstar.com)
- WATCH: Oil Runs Through Streets After Spill (huffingtonpost.com)
- Duncan Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil (arkansasmatters.com)
- Clean-up or cover-up? Latest in Exxon oil spill reveals AG hired firm with oil industry ties, residents are ill and workers misinformed. (treehugger.com)
- The Exxon Pipeline Spill: QUESTIONS THAT SHOULD BE ASKED (texasvox.org)