Ameren Missouri provides few details about accident at Callaway nuclear plant

An electrical accident at the Callaway Energy Center Tuesday left three workers injured, but did not affect plant operations or the nuclear reactor, Ameren officials say. The accident occured in the switch yard, outside the protected area at the nuclear plant.

An electrical accident at the Callaway Energy Center Tuesday left three workers injured, but did not affect plant operations or the nuclear reactor, Ameren officials say. The accident occured in the switch yard, outside the protected area at the nuclear plant.

Ameren Missouri officials clamped down on information Wednesday about an accident Tuesday evening at the Callaway nuclear plant located about 10 miles southeast of Fulton but other sources have revealed a few more details about the incident.

A spokesman for Ameren Missouri said Wednesday three workers were injured in an accident involving an electrical flash that occurred at 5:06 p.m. Tuesday at the Callaway Energy Center.

Brian Daniels, an Ameren Missouri spokesman, said the incident occurred in the Callaway Energy Center switch yard, a distribution point outside the protected area at the nuclear plant.

Daniels stressed the incident did not involve the operation of the nuclear plant, which was not the location of the accident.

The incident was at the electrical switch yard where transformers are located and electrical power from the plant is fed into power generation lines. The switch yard is a few hundred feet from the protected nuclear plant.

Ameren Missouri reported in a statement that three workers were injured and transported to local hospitals and the cause of the incident is still under investigation.

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