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Entergy shifting leadership at Arkansas, Waterford nuclear stations

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Entergy Corp. will make senior leadership changes at two of its nuclear-power plants, the company announced Tuesday.

Chris Bakken, chief operating officer of Entergy Nuclear, announced at the changes for Arkansas Nuclear One and Waterford 3 will be effective Sept. 30.

Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO) site vice president Rich Anderson is retiring after 40-plus years in the industry. His counterpart at Waterford 3, John Dinelli, will succeed Anderson at ANO, the company announced. Sergio Vazquez, currently general manager at Waterford 3, has been promoted to site vice president at that station, succeeding Dinelli.

Matt Lewis, who is regulatory assurance and performance improvement director at Indian Point Energy Center, will move into the role of Waterford 3 general manager. Waterford 3, located in Killona, Louisiana, is a 1,240-MW power station which has been in operation 34 years.

Arkansas Nuclear One is a two-unit water reactor station located on Lake Dardanelle near Russellville, Arkansas. ANO has a capacity of 1,829 MW with its two units commissioned in the 1960s and ‘80s, respectively.

Entergy owns and operates nearly 9,000 MW of nuclear power. The New Orleans-based Entergy also is host utility for POWERGEN International happening Nov. 19-21 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.