One worker was killed and three were injured after an accident at a nuclear power plant in Russellville yesterday morning. The workers were performing maintenance at Arkansas Nuclear One which is owned by Entergy Arkansas. “As we were moving a generator stator which is a very large component at Arkansas Nuclear One. That stator fell as it was being moved out of the turbine building,” says Terry Young, Entergy's Vice President for Nuclear Communications.
Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson says Friday's rupture of an oil company pipeline in a residential area of Mayflower near Lake Conway could have been much worse than it was.
Workers have stopped the flow of oil out of the pipeline in the North Woods subdivision of Mayflower, and Dodson says he believes the leaked crude is mostly contained. No one was injured, though about 50 homes had to be evacuated.
Officials with the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services reported Friday that the unemployment rate in the state remained unchanged during the month of February.
Agency Spokeswoman Kimberly Friedman says labor statistics show unemployment held steady at 7.2 percent , while the national jobless rate dropped from 7.9 percent in January to 7.7 percent in February.
NPR is ending the 21-year-old call-in radio show “Talk of the Nation” and encouraging local stations to replace it with an expanded version of “Here and Now,” an afternoon newscast that is produced in Boston.