Two very sad things happened today.
1) A fatal accident at ANO1 today. ANO1 is on a refueling outage. They were moving a generator stator out of the turbine building. It fell, killing one person and injuring others. I am sure there will be more news later. Here's the Entergy press release. In terms of industrial accidents, nuclear energy is one of the safest technologies around. That generic fact is very little comfort when someone dies. My thoughts and prayers are with the families.
2) This just in, and no links on it yet. Ted Rockwell, nuclear pioneer and author of the book, The Rickover Effect, passed away today. I will update this post when I know more.
In other news, Will Davis assembled a fine Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers #150 and posted it this morning. Reading the Carnival might be a small, upbeat partial-antidote to this day of sad news. (I wasn't even sure I should post this link, but Davis did a lot of work, and I hope people will read it.)