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Does Arkansas have any nuclear plants?

Does Arkansas have any nuclear plants?

Arkansas Nuclear One is a source of safe, clean, secure and reliable power located in Russellville. The site is home to two pressurized water reactors.

How much of Arkansas power is nuclear?

Coal fuels 4 of Arkansas’ 10 largest power plants. The second-largest power plant is the state’s one nuclear power plant—with two reactors—that provided about 22% of in-state net generation in 2021.

What would happen if Arkansas Nuclear One exploded?

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 24.9% of the state gets their power from the plant. This would leave 731,562 people without power for who knows how long. This will bring life as we know it to a halt.

How many nuclear power plants are in the United States?

Electricity generation from commercial nuclear power plants in the United States began in 1958. At the end of 2021, the United States had 93 operating commercial nuclear reactors at 55 nuclear power plants in 28 states. The average age of these nuclear reactors is about 40 years old.

How many nuclear power plants are in Oklahoma?

No operating nuclear reactors or fuel cycle facilities are located in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is an Agreement State.

How many nuclear plants are there in Arkansas?

Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO) is a two-unit pressurized water nuclear power plant located on Lake Dardanelle outside Russellville, Arkansas. Owned by Entergy Arkansas and operated by Entergy Nuclear, it is the only nuclear power facility in Arkansas.

Who built Arkansas Nuclear One?

Engineering at Arkansas Nuclear One The Unit 1 nuclear reactor was built by US-based Bablock & Wilcox Energy and the generator was supplied by Westinghouse, a US-based electric company. The Unit 2 reactor was manufactured by US-based Combustion Engineering and the generator was supplied by General Electric.