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Centralized location makes these old nuclear reactors, from the 1970s, a major hazard for much of North America, as is known from Chernobyl. The official outer – food growing exclusion – zone of 50 miles reaches to the edge of the wealthy Little Rock suburb of Maumelle – the wealthiest town in Arkansas and one of the wealthier towns in America, and includes the suburb of Conway, as well as WinRock farms, and Hot Springs Village. See: http://www.psr.org/resources/evacuation-zone-nuclear-reactors.html
If Entergy’s Arkansas Nuclear One is under high level scrutiny by the nuclear lackey US NRC, vassal to the nuclear industry, then it must be in terrible shape indeed! It is very old. Unfortunately, Arkansas Nuclear One has two nuclear reactors. A man was killed in 2013, but the US NRC calls this an “incident”.
A MAN WAS KILLED DURING THE “HEAVY EQUIPMENT HANDLING INCIDENT”.
This nuclear reactor is probably what killed Win Rockefeller, though it cannot be definitively proven He died of Myeloproliferative neoplasm. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winthrop_Paul_Rockefeller Unlike many contemporary wealthy Republicans, he was reportedly a good and generous man – giving with an open hand. WinRock is doing a lot of renewable energy now. Sadly they have received funding from the owner-operator of Arkansas Nuclear – Entergy, as well as GE (Hitachi). https://www.winrock.org/sites/default/files/2013_Global_Projects_and_Financial_report%20low%20res.pdf
Myeloproliferative neoplasms-Chernobyl: http://www.sciedu.ca/journal/index.php/jhm/article/view/1870/1114
Map location exported from here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas_Nuclear_One
NB: Maumelle was developed as a “New City” (town). However, Conway is a city (town) unto itself, with a university. Nonetheless, it has functionally become a suburb of Little Rock, in recent times.