Nebraska nuclear power plant at Emergency Level 4 and could become another Fukushima

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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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"On June 6, 2011, the Fort Calhoun pressurized water nuclear reactor 20 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska entered emergency status due to imminent flooding from the Missouri River. A day later, there was an electrical fire requiring plant evacuation.

Then, on June 8th, NRC event reports confirmed the fire resulted in the loss of cooling for the reactor's spent fuel pool. The discussion includes specific details of the technical failures at Fort Calhoun, the risks of coolant loss at overcrowded "spent" fuel pools, and the national hazards of nuclear facilities along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and other water sites during the current period of floods and climate change."


Well this ain't good...

The whole interview...


Annie Gurdensen, you know the guy who's done a fantastic job exposing the Fukushima lies, saying basically that if one of the dam breaks, it'll probably be Fukushima all over again.

And about the dams....

Governor: Punishing amounts of water threaten levees

Most levees around the Missouri River are built to withstand surge waters for three to four days, according to Nebraska Emergency Management officials.

This year, they likely will face punishing amounts of water for several months as the Army Corps of Engineers releases record amounts of water from Gavins Point.


Prepare for nuke doom made in the USA.
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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:51 PM
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This sounds very opportunistic given what has been experienced with Fukushima. From the video and article there doesn't appear to be anywhere near the loss of structural integrity as was experienced from the quake/tsunami in Japan. Not saying this isn't a problem but I would think a far more containable issue than mentioned.

brill



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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The Missouri River crested higher in 1984 and Calhoun nuclear, although in an outage, was uneffected aside from some minor flooding in the parking lots .... which is pretty much what we are seeing now.

Oh yeah, Looks like Calhoun nuclear is down for refueling this time as well.

Gundersen is a retard.
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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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This is containable, I'm not a nuclear specialist but it's nowhere as bad as Japan.I'm not saying there isn't a problem either, it's better then Japan either way though.
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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by SirMike
The Missouri River crested higher in 1984 and Calhoun nuclear, although in an outage, was uneffected aside from some minor flooding in the parking lots .... which is pretty much what we are seeing now.

Oh yeah, Looks like Calhoun nuclear is down for refueling this time as well.

Gundersen is a retard.
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It did !? Shows I know nothing, still really have no idea what I'm looking at.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by SirMike
Gundersen is a retard.


"Gundersen holds a master's degree in nuclear engineering.". Retard? I think not, perhaps outspoken and blunt but certainly not stupid.

brill
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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 09:02 PM
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ARNIE GUNDERSEN discusses the flood, fire, coolant loss, and ongoing dangers at Fort Calhoun Nuke near Omaha ..
Audio:
www.radio4all.net...
Direct link



Fire briefly knocks out pumps at Neb. nuke plant

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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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Japan was a train wreck and still is, Japan is at the point of no return. This is not Japan, I've followed Fukushima enough to know that!



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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Originally posted by Heartisblack
Japan was a train wreck and still is, Japan is at the point of no return. This is not Japan, I've followed Fukushima enough to know that!

This is not Japan yet. He's not saying it is either.

But let's say worse case scenario, it could turn into another Japan.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo

Originally posted by Heartisblack
Japan was a train wreck and still is, Japan is at the point of no return. This is not Japan, I've followed Fukushima enough to know that!

This is not Japan yet. He's not saying it is either.

But let's say worse case scenario, it could turn into another Japan.

That's the problem, worse case scenarios scare the f outta me.
Yeah, it could.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by brill

Originally posted by SirMike
Gundersen is a retard.


"Gundersen holds a master's degree in nuclear engineering.". Retard? I think not, perhaps outspoken and blunt but certainly not stupid.

brill
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worked on a research reactor for a few years (thats why he claims he's a liscened "reactor operator") and then was head of a project to design a fuel rack for Vermont Yankee nuclear. That project went so swimmingly that it cost his previous employer, NES, a multi million dollar lawsuit because the rods he was in charge of designing (not that he did any of the design work) didnt fit.

So yeah, it was like I was saying .... Gundersen is a retard.
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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 09:34 PM
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Originally posted by SirMike

....because the rods he was in charge of designing (not that he did any of the design work) didnt fit.


So he's in charge of designing the rods that he didn't design? ok then.

Gundersen is a whistleblower, my understanding is that he attempted to showcase the problems with safety violations at NES and was subsequently blacklisted. Obviously each side has their story. I don't know the guy I'm sure you don't either but right or wrong he's well educated and has made a name for himself. I think he's overplaying this issue because he's in the spotlight....who wouldn't want to extend their 15 minutes ?

brill



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:29 AM
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Gunderson is not the one that sent the television crew to the site. They are doing their own investigation into the possible catastrophic nuclear disaster in their local viewing market.

By calling a well educated man like Gunderson a "retard" just shows your own ignorance into his field of study.
So before you continue on in this thread "SirMike" please state your degree and former employers.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:56 AM
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Water pushes Gavins Point Dam to limit
Flood called biggest on Missouri in 113 years
"The corps does not expect to reduce the amount of water released from the dams until at least August"

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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 09:30 AM
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I find it troubling that there's virtually no media coverage of this aside from local news agencies.

I heard a small blurb about it this morning on GCN radio and thought they were talking about Japan. I was blown away when I heard them say at the end it was Nebraska.

I meander several news sites in the morning and there was no mention of this anywhere!?


Needless to say after I did a quick google search with ill results the first place I came was here and behold! It's ridiculous, but not surprising I have to get my news from ATS
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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by ancientmustytext
I find it troubling that there's virtually no media coverage of this aside from local news agencies.

I heard a small blurb about it this morning on GCN radio and thought they were talking about Japan. I was blown away when I heard them say at the end it was Nebraska.

I meander several news sites in the morning and there was no mention of this anywhere!?


Needless to say after I did a quick google search with ill results the first place I came was here and behold! It's ridiculous, but not surprising I have to get my news from ATS
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You're not alone dude, I've been piecing my s**t together from GLP. They're not all fear monger, you just have to weed through the valley of doom to find it.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 10:36 AM
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The cooling ponds associated with this plant contain rods that will take years to cool. Loss of electricity to pump water into them could pose a major problem. The plant is shut down for repairs, but is still highly unstable if the waters of the Missouri river rise to the 35 ft. level.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by Heartisblack

Originally posted by ancientmustytext
I find it troubling that there's virtually no media coverage of this aside from local news agencies.

I heard a small blurb about it this morning on GCN radio and thought they were talking about Japan. I was blown away when I heard them say at the end it was Nebraska.

I meander several news sites in the morning and there was no mention of this anywhere!?


Needless to say after I did a quick google search with ill results the first place I came was here and behold! It's ridiculous, but not surprising I have to get my news from ATS
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You're not alone dude, I've been piecing my s**t together from GLP. They're not all fear monger, you just have to weed through the valley of doom to find it.



I think the only reason we even heard about Fukishima from the media was because there was an earthquake and tsunami at the same time.
If not for that I suspect they would have kept a lid on he whole fiasco up till now if possible. I assume this from the lies and constipated flow of actual reporting by both the Japanese and the western media. That being said, it comes as no surprise to me at all that the news hasn't or will not pick up on this story.
Of course on the other side of the coin, if you were to mention probable dangers during this flood, you may have a mass panic.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 11:37 AM
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This isn't Fukushima, the army is definitely to blame for this one. Whether it was their final option or just a humungous miscalculation, the fact remains the Army intentionally flooded this part of Nebraska. We can point fingers at japan but this is a whole 'nother ball game with somebody to blame on the other end!



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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The situation is under control. The potential was there, but the issue has been addressed.


Officials at Fort Calhoun said the situation at their plant came nowhere near to Fukushima's. They said it would have taken 88 hours for the heat produced by the fuel to boil away the cooling water.

Workers restored cooling in about 90 minutes, and plant officials said the temperature in the pool only increased by two degrees.


Scientific American

Be Well





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