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1 dead, 3 hurt in nuclear plant mishap

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — One worker died and three others were injured Sunday morning when a heavy piece of equipment fell on them at an Arkansas nuclear plant, officials said.

The workers were moving the equipment from the turbine building at an Entergy Arkansas plant in Russellville, northwest of Little Rock. The three injured workers were taken to a hospital. The company stressed that there is no danger to the public.

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The Arkansas Nuclear One plant provides about 30 percent of the state’s energy demand, according to Entergy.

‘‘We are deeply saddened by what has happened today,’’ said Jeff Forbes, Entergy’s chief nuclear officer. ‘‘Our greatest sympathy is with the family and friends of the employee who lost his life, and with those who sustained injuries.’’

In a separate development in central Arkansas, crews recovered about 4,500 barrels of oil and water after a crude oil pipeline ruptured, officials said Saturday.

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