Arkansas Nuclear Unit 2 resumes full power

The Entergy (NYSE:ETR) Arkansas Nuclear One Unit 2 has resumed full power operations, according the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) daily reactor status report on March 4.

The unit was listed at 100% power. Entergy had taken the nuclear unit offline around Feb. 25 to conduct planned repairs to a valve on the high-pressure safety injection system.

Arkansas Nuclear One Units 1 and 2 are pressurized water reactors (PWRs) with a combined generating capacity of more than 1,800 MW. The facility is located in Russellville, Arkansas.

In January, NRC announced that it was placing the nuclear station under the highest level of regulatory scrutiny. In June 2014, the NRC issued “yellow” findings to Arkansas Nuclear One. The move followed a fatal 2013 heavy equipment handling incident at the plant.

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