Kimberly Cook-Nelson recently sat down for an interview with the Delta Business Journal's Jack Criss to discuss the benefits of nuclear power and her journey to become one of only three female chief nuclear officers in the country.
On the morning of July 26, a call on the radio went out that there was a child in the Arkansas River, and an Arkansas Nuclear One security officer already had his boat hooked up to his truck. As a volunteer firefighter, he was ready to answer the call for help.
Control room operators removed Arkansas Nuclear One’s Unit 2 from service over the weekend to begin the plant’s 28th scheduled refueling and maintenance outage following months of safe, secure and reliable operation.
Arkansas Power and Light founder Harvey Couch made a deal in 1913 to purchase sawdust – the company’s first fuel source – to burn and power a steam-powered turbine and send power through a 20-mile transmission line to customers in Malvern and Arkadelphia.
With a 41-year career rooted in the early days of Arkansas Nuclear One, George Woerner still summons the awe for the large equipment and components it takes to do the job. This month, as the plant synchronized its unit 1 back to the grid after a successful refuel and maintenance outage, Woerner takes pride in seeing that equipment run reliably to power the lives around him with carbon-free electricity.
Entergy Arkansas was green long before green was a thing.
Arkansas Nuclear One has donated a pallet-load of personal protective equipment to St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville.
Students in one Russellville school learned all about nuclear power as part of STEM visit by Entergy.
Accreditation ensures Entergy Nuclear is meeting or exceeding federal requirements for nuclear power plant training programs.