February 2021
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Also In This Issue Auditor's Report read_more

North of 49°
British Columbia Local Hosts Nationwide
Cyber Games read_more

Au nord du 49° parallèle
La section locale de la Colombie-Britannique organise un tournoi de jeux en ligne pancanadien read_more

My IBEW Story Doug Stewart read_more

IEC Minutes
September 2020 read_more




Change of Address


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Arkansas Turnaround
Demonstrates the Power of the Code

Excellence at the Core

Seven years after a series of accidents that placed it among the lowest-rated nuclear power stations in the country, Entergy's Arkansas Nuclear One is now officially back among the ranks of the best.

At the core of that recovery was a transformation of the relationship between the facility's management, corporate executives and members of Little Rock, Ark., Local 647.

"Back in the 90s we were one of the best plants in the industry," said Local 647 Business Manager Shannon Walters. "Now, we are back where we were and always wanted to be."

This fall, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, a private auditing agency that evaluates the performance of nuclear power stations, gave ANO its highest rating — 1.

Only two years ago, during INPO's last biannual review, ANO was reportedly ranked near the bottom, a 3 out of 4. INPO ratings are not made public.

And INPO was not alone.

ANO was in the Nuclear Regulatory Council's basement too. Where INPO focuses on operations and performance, NRC ranks plants primarily on compliance with safety and security regulations, and ANO was severely underperforming.

Since a crane collapse and a transformer fire in 2013, ANO was in NRC's Column 4. The only other plant rated so low, Pilgrim in Massachusetts, shut down. Column 5 designation is the precursor to being forcibly shut down. read_more

  Local Lines

Officers Column Stephenson:
A Commitment to
Excellence read_more
The Power of Union read_more

TransitionsDale Dunlop;
James A. Dotson read_more

LettersGrateful for our Union read_more

In MemoriamDecember 2020 read_more

Who We AreBig Hearts Always in Season for IBEW Members read_more