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Two United States nuclear power plants are on alert!

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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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Two United States nuclear power plants are on alert!


www.examiner.com

Two United States nuclear power plants are on alert and President Obama has declared emergencies in Nebraska's counties where the two nuclear stations are both experiencing "unusual events." The official emergency declarations apply to both counties where the nuclear facilities are threatened with flood waters. Red Cross closed its emergency shelter at Fort Calhoun, home of one of the nuclear facilities, and is now referring and transitioning evacuees to other shelters. Red Cross is due to assess Fort Calhoun when conditions permit.
"Massive flooding along the Missouri River has put Nebra
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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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It really amazes me how we seem to be bursting at the seems with a new crisis nearly everywhere you look.

Now it will be very interesting to see what the public's response is to this newest threat. Any takers that there will be very little public concern or outcry? Maybe it's a function of the lack of coverage.

www.examiner.com
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Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville, Nebraska missed shutting down its reactor by only 18 inches on Monday and is now only three inches from closing. Reportedly, due to the rising Missouri River, Cooper Nuclear Station declared a "notification of unusual event" according to officials who said this is standard procedure and that flood barricades and protections are holding. (See: www.wmrn.com...) The designation was made Sunday when the river reached 42.5 feet, or 899 feet above sea level, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

Then, Monday night, at least one powerful tornado and 23 others ripped through central Nebraska according to kolotv.com. It was reported that 75-85 mile an hour winds headed to Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant area in Nebraska. No damage was reported there.



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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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This time next year no one is going to give a damn about the Mayan calendar coming to an end, we are all going to be pre-occupied with our day-glo green skin, the extra arms growing on our backs and whether or not that 6foot long purple carrot is ripe for eating!

st.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by loam
Now it will be very interesting to see what the public's response is to this newest threat. Any takers that there will be very little public concern or outcry? Maybe it's a function of the lack of coverage.


Or maybe it's because this isn't an issue at all and is being over-hyped by the media. Even your source said that they had it under control and were prepared for this.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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Both nuclear power plants are design to support such a flood level



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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It really amazes me how we seem to be bursting at the seems all over the place.


It does seem that way. I certainly hope this turns out to be nothing. We certainly don't need a Japan-like disaster here. The weather has been pounding the country lately...floods, droughts, tornadoes, record heat, etc.

No matter what we do, there is no way to fully safeguard nuclear plants....many of which in the US are getting very old. Many countries, such as Germany, are shutting down their power plants or attempting to phase them out.

We should do the same here in the US..imo....but of course that creates more problems in other areas.
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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by Nosred
Or maybe it's because this isn't an issue at all and is being over-hyped by the media. Even your source said that they had it under control and were prepared for this.



That's what the Japanese government and TEPCO said.




And by the way, what hype? I just conducted an informal poll of six people I know and asked if they had heard of the threat. Only one did-- and he wasn't even sure of the specifics.
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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:57 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
Many countries, such as Germany, are shutting down their power plants or attempting to phase them out.

We should do the same here in the US..imo.


Germany does not experience earthquakes or tsunamis, and more people in Europe are killed by wind power than by nuclear power. About one hundred people in Europe are killed every year by wind turbine blades shattering, about zero people in Europe are killed every year as a result of nuclear accidents.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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About one hundred people in Europe are killed every year by wind turbine blades shattering, about zero people in Europe are killed every year as a result of nuclear accidents.


And one nuclear disaster would dwarf all of those combined. A wind turbine is also not a terrorist target...a nuclear plant is.

And if working on or around a wind turbine is that prone to risk of death, I hope they are being paid well. Plenty of wind turbines in the area I used to live in, never heard of anyone dying because of one....not to say that it doesn't happen.
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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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How long ago though? Maybe time has weakened both plants.
You know how Amerika is, they never really check up on the infrastructures of anything. Look at all the bridges that collapsed recently. I'm sure they were designed to hold up traffic and weather for a while too



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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Originally posted by loam
That's what the Japanese government and TEPCO said.



The crisis at Fukushima was not as bad as media hype made it out to be either, and this is much much less severe. The two nuclear power plants in question are not having any kind of emergency, they've been put on alert due to flooding and they were prepared for this and have the situation under control.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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Originally posted by xavi1000
Both nuclear power plants are design to support such a flood level


I bet that the Japanese were also told that their reactors could withstand anything mother nature could throw at them.
The state is very good at telling us what we want to hear. Lets just hope that whatever virus affected Iran's reactors doesn't show up in our nuclear plants and start shutting down vital systems. If that happens even a minor flood could turn south quickly.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
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And one nuclear disaster would dwarf all of those combined.


Nuclear power is much safer and disasters are incredibly unlikely to happen, not to mention that an accident at a nuclear power plant is not as bad as an accident at a coal plant or a dam breaking.


A wind turbine is also not a terrorist target...a nuclear plant is.


Are you sure you understand how nuclear power works? There is no way crashing a plane into a nuclear power plant could cause any kind of explosion.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by Sparky63
I bet that the Japanese were also told that their reactors could withstand anything mother nature could throw at them.


No man-made structure can withstand a tsunami, that is a fact. This is like saying skyscrapers aren't safe because of what happened on 9/11.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:06 PM
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There is no way crashing a plane into a nuclear power plant could cause any kind of explosion.


Terrorists can only attack with planes? (won't say further on the matter, don't want to sidetrack thread)
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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by Nosred

Originally posted by loam
That's what the Japanese government and TEPCO said.



The crisis at Fukushima was not as bad as media hype made it out to be either, and this is much much less severe. The two nuclear power plants in question are not having any kind of emergency, they've been put on alert due to flooding and they were prepared for this and have the situation under control.


really..?

and here i was thinking it is worse than what it was made out to be (admitted by the ceo of the power company aswell). And what media hype was this, most media here stopped reporting about fukishima after a week.

If your so confident its not that bad i suggest you travel to fukishima, maybe go lie in the sand, take a dip in the sea, then go for a tour of the nuclear facilities and surrounding areas and see how good you feel.


Are paid to spout this crap??

Are you an employee of a nuclear power company??
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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:15 PM
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just to add a link to another thread

vitchilo's thread

Yeh this is totally not as bad as it was made out to be at all



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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:20 PM
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In 1992, Hurricane Andrew, a Cat 4 storm, pummeled Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station in Florida for days and caused only minor damage. They are all deisgned and built to the same standards.
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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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Here's a 2fer: Images and the official position concerning the threat.

You decide.





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