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Reactor down after explosion at Arkansas nuclear plant

An explosion and subsequent fire Monday morning at Arkansas' Nuclear One power plant shut down one of the facility's nuclear reactors Monday morning.

A nearby resident heard a "loud, ground shaking explosion," according to River Valley News, and then saw smoke (the local news site has a collection of images taken of the incident). The blaze, which ignited at 7:50 a.m., had been contained by 9:15. The reactor will remain offline while investigators determine the cause of the fire and review any repairs that need to be made.

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