posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 09:59 PM
I live in Nebraska and we heard about the so called incident. Nothing to see here. The cooling system went down for a matter of seconds. It would take
hours of being down to even become a problem. I bet its another conspiracy site in Russia digging into something halfway around the world and blowing
it up much like what happens here.
The doughnut shape pool was purposely put in for this reason several years ago and is doing exactly what it is designed to do. It looks much worse
than it is because people are not used to the design and its purposes. lets look at something for just a minute mmkay. Omaha sits on one of the
worlds largest aquifers known as the Ogallala Aquifer
(hyperlink). This aquifer is up to 35
feet below normal levels. In other words if the Missouri river overflows more than THEY want it to, the first thing they will do is open the currently
1/2 closed flood gates in order to control the flooding down South that is much worse. If They feel that releasing the water will be too much, they
will simply open the aquifer to flood, causing the water to flow to Lincoln, which just spent and completed a $27M aqueduct system designed to reroute
flood waters to the Platte river to maintain low aquifer levels in case of a REAL emergency. Hold on I'll go take some pics for you BBIAS.
Here is the aqueduct from a bridge....
The flow way is 3 feet deep and 5 feet wide so you can see it isn't even close to those little limits. In fact it actually dropped about 6 inches as
you can see by the brown color right above the water.
This is the walking and sitting area. The circle of concrete you can see is a direct overflow of the aquifer. If the Aquifer rises only 10 feet, it
comes up through here and is on its way to the Platte River.
The Power Plant is not in danger.
edit on 18-6-2011 by IPILYA because: (no reason given)