- Smoke from Dormant Nuclear Reactor Concerns Washington Co. Residents
White smoke coming from a nuclear reactor in Washington County had some residents asking questions Tuesday. But the University of Arkansas, which owns the plant, says there’s no need to worry.
White smoke coming from this dormant nuclear reactor caused some alarm yesterday.
But university officials say there was nothing to be worried about.
A crew was trying to clean the cooling system and that caused a release of nitrogen gas.
“Because of the warmer weather and the high humidity the tank built up pressure,” says Facilities Manager Kyle Cook. “And it just releases some of the pressure some of the nitrogen was released in the air and when it does that it shoots off a plume.”
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