NRC tracking flooding at two nebraska Nuclear power plants

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NRC tracking flooding at two Nebraska nuclear power plants
NRC tracking flooding at two Nebraska nuclear power plants A family checks out the flooded Missouri River from beneath the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge in Omaha, Nebraska, June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

(Reuters) – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said Wednesday it was closely monitoring conditions along the Missouri River, where floodwaters were rising at Nebraska Public Power District’s Cooper Nuclear Station and Omaha Public Power District’s Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska.

“Cooper is operating at full power. Fort Calhoun shut down for a refueling outage on April 7 and operators have decided not to restart the plant until flood waters recede,” the release said.

The NRC said that both plants had made extensive preparations to protect the sites against rising floodwaters.

Flooding had forced evacuation of a northwest Missouri town because of two breaches in Missouri River levees and expectations of more rain.

Flooding could complicate the restart of the Fort Calhoun plant as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects record water release from the federal dams along the Missouri River to continue until mid-August, keeping river levels high.

Scientific American

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One Response to NRC tracking flooding at two nebraska Nuclear power plants

  1. Never would of thought something similar to Japan’s current nuclear energy situation would happen in the US and of all places Nebraska. Just kind of proves how we need to start relying on solar power, solar farms, wind farms and other renewable source for our energy needs.

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