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Two United States nuclear power plants are on alert!

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posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 07:56 AM
to all the fearmongers here nothing happened in 1993 when the same area flooded out,there are more levees around cooper and if it get to a critical stage they can blow up a few levee's on the mo. side of the river and flood the area bluff to bluff and drop the water level down to a safe level.since its a man made flood and not a act of nature insurance companys dont have to pay out so they are trying to keep from flooding more areas

posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 08:02 AM

Levee Fails Upstream From Cooper Nuclear Station
Authorities: Don't worry

A levee three-miles upstream from the Cooper Nuclear Station at Brownville failed Thursday night, but authorities said the incident presented no threat to the nuclear plant. The failed levee, in Atchison County, Missouri, was breached at about 9 p.m.

Atchison County borders Nemaha and Otoe Counties in Nebraska. The Cooper plant, operated by the Nebraska Public Power District, is in Nemaha County.

An emergency evacuation was ordered for Atchison County west of I-29, including Landgdon, Watson, Phelps City, and Nishnabotna.

“This is a large breach and water will be moving rapidly. Persons should stay out of this area if previously evacuated due to danger,” the Atchison County Emergency Management office said in a prepared statement.

Good gawd.
edit on 24-6-2011 by loam because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 08:27 AM
reply to post by loam

those areas are on the Missouri side just because it says three miles north of cooper does not mean its on the Nebraska side

posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 08:31 AM
reply to post by Nosred

You pick a vague comment and apply your own idea of what it means to you. You seem to have an issue with being right no matter what is said. I ask you, why are you so compelled to be right? You belong to an internet forum that obviously has fringe content. Distrust is the keystone of this website.
Your pro nuclear and others are not. You feel they are ingnorant. You have stated your case with plenty of links to support your view as others have with their view. Let the thread be what it was intended to be. Start your own thread about the safety of nuclear power and educate the ignorant. May be you don't see that your feeding the flames of suspiscion and hurting your viewpoint.This doesn't help your cause. Let the Op's thread get back to what it was intended to be no matter if it's right or wrong.

posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 08:39 AM
looks like we are all safe as long as there's more levees to blow up.

posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 09:10 AM
Help, someone more internet savy then I needed to start a petition to shut Cooper Down before a problem and wait for water to go down before starting it back up. I get e-mail's asking me to sign petitions all the time; save wolves, frogs...... How about people, everyone on Earth? I would rather live in the dark for a few months than glow in the dark forever! Please send link to petition.

posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 09:24 AM
reply to post by donlashway

really shut down a plant because of fear mongers whats next a petition for mass suicides so we dont have to pay taxes that plant didnt shut down in 1993 when that area flooded why would it now there levels where built up after the flood of 93
edit on 24-6-2011 by Papa Sierra because: spelling

posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 01:00 PM

Originally posted by Nosred

Do I seriously have to explain this again?

Oh lord, please don't. I think all minds are clear on what you think.
It's just that 99% on this thread don't agree with you.
You cannot make someone agree with you.
You're losing credibility with every post, IMO.

posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 03:29 PM
reply to post by new_here

I'm losing credibility by being the only person on this thread backing my statements with facts and sources? Or am I losing credibility because I'm not the only person who's afraid of nuclear energy because it has potential to have an accident. Just like planes have potential to be attacked by terrorists, so for the love of God bring in more TSA to molest us!

What's the matter with you guys? Am I scaring the sheep too much?

posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 08:44 PM
reply to post by Nosred

I have been reading this thread without replying
before now - why, because you have derailed it
and more.

posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 09:01 PM
I have a solution!!.

Make every power plant 60 feet above any possible flooding level that may happen, (easy, just add lots of dirt).

Second, make sure you have 20 or more backup power supplies of different forms.

All problems solved.

posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 02:31 PM
reply to post by Papa Sierra

Shut it down just in case? The danger outweighs the need: from Nebraska Public Power District site: (copy and paste)
If Cooper Nuclear Station is shutdown due to flooding, will NPPD be able to meet its customer demand for electricity?

Yes, NPPD relies on a diverse mix of power plants across the state to generate electricity. These power plants use a variety of fuel types ranging from nuclear, to coal, natural gas, hydro, oil, wind and solar. Each of these generating plants also provide a different level of electricity output, but are used in combination to serve customers’ electricity needs in NPPD’s service area. If Cooper Nuclear Station is shutdown, NPPD will rely on generation from another operable power station. Depending on price, NPPD may choose to start-up or increase the output of one of its other generating plants or purchase the energy from the wholesale power market.
edit on 25-6-2011 by donlashway because: add link

the official word:
edit on 25-6-2011 by donlashway because: another link

posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 02:47 PM
reply to post by loam
or maybe its the flouride in the water. ive become more sympathetic to people instead of bashing them so much. people are under attack by so many things yet they dont know it. subliminal messaging, food, water, ELF waves, dancing with the stars... its hard for those that have low i.q's right now!!

posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 03:25 PM
reply to post by Nosred

No one ever dies from Nuclear accidents. They die from cancer...much later. If only we could figure out why they get that cancer at those rates.

posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 08:13 PM
reply to post by donlashway

i made a petition, check out the facts and see if you agree the risk outweigh the need?

posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 08:18 PM
reply to post by donlashway

I signed - I believe the risk outweighs the benefits.

My second favorite site hosting the petitions, good
that you are familiar with that, I sign petitions there
all the time.

posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 02:38 PM
reply to post by crazydaisy

AP- ft calhoun

posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:55 PM
Flood berm collapses at Nebraska nuclear plant

By JOSH FUNK - Associated Press,TIMBERLY ROSS - Associated Press | AP – 44 mins ago
BROWNVILLE, Neb. (AP) — A berm holding the flooded Missouri River back from a Nebraska nuclear power station collapsed early Sunday, but federal regulators said they were monitoring the situation and there was no danger.
The Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station shut down in early April for refueling, and there is no water inside the plant, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. Also, the river is not expected to rise higher than the level the plant was designed to handle. NRC spokesman Victor Dricks said the plant remains safe.
The federal commission had inspectors at the plant 20 miles north of Omaha when the 2,000-foot berm collapsed about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Water surrounded the auxiliary and containment buildings at the plant, it said in a statement.
The Omaha Public Power District has said the complex will not be reactivated until the flooding subsides. Its spokesman, Jeff Hanson, said the berm wasn't critical to protecting the plant but a crew will look at whether it can be patched.
"That was an additional layer of protection we put in," Hanson said.
The berm's collapse didn't affect the reactor shutdown cooling or the spent fuel pool cooling, but the power supply was cut after water surrounded the main electrical transformers, the NRC said. Emergency generators powered the plant until an off-site power supply was connected Sunday afternoon, according to OPPD.
NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko said the loss of the berm at Fort Calhoun nuclear plant doesn't threaten the safety of the plant.
"There are other structures and systems in place that can ensure they will continue operating safely," Jaczko said.
Jaczko will tour the Fort Calhoun plant Monday. His visit was scheduled last week. On Sunday, he toured Nebraska's other nuclear power plant, which sits along the Missouri River near Brownville. Cooper nuclear power plant is about 75 miles south of Omaha and run by the Nebraska Public Power District.
Jaczko said he can't predict what the river will do this summer but that NPPD and OPPD seem to be taking appropriate steps to defend against flooding.
Jaczko spent much of his tour of Cooper asking NPPD officials and the NRC's local inspectors questions about the plant and this year's flooding. He said his visit was designed to gather information.
NPPD officials have been monitoring river levels closely during the flooding, and they have already brought in more than 5,000 tons of sand to build barricades protecting the Cooper plant, the onsite power substations and the plant's access roads.
Accessing critical parts of the plant requires visitors to use ladders or steel stairs to climb over sandbag barriers both outside and inside the doors. When the Jaczko saw one of Cooper's two back-up diesel generators, he had to climb over three different sandbag barriers to get there.
The Cooper plant remains dry because it sits at an elevation above the river level. The base of Cooper and its storage area for used nuclear fuel is 903 feet above sea level while on Sunday the river was just above 899 feet.
Cooper would be shut down if the river rose to 902 feet above sea level, but officials say that is unlikely.
"This plant is designed to deal with a flood much higher than we are seeing — 906 feet," Jaczko said.
Both nuclear plants issued flooding alerts earlier this month, although they were routine as the river's rise has been expected. Cooper has been operating at full capacity.
Flooding remains a concern all along the Missouri because of massive amounts of water the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released from upstream reservoirs. The river is expected to rise as much as 5 to 7 feet above flood stage in much of Nebraska and Iowa and as much as 10 feet over flood stage in parts of Missouri.
The corps expects the river to remain high at least into August because of heavy spring rains in the upper Plains and substantial Rocky Mountain snowpack melting into the river basin.
Josh Funk Associated Press Writer Timberly Ross contributed to this report from Omaha and can be reached at

latest as of 06/26/2011 at 11:40pm cst

posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 08:02 AM


posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 03:09 PM

Originally posted by Kitilani
reply to post by Nosred

No one ever dies from Nuclear accidents. They die from cancer...much later. If only we could figure out why they get that cancer at those rates.

I refer you to WARNING: Disturbing and graphic content. Sometimes you die right quick, a large enough dose can kill you immediately, within seconds, minutes, hours or days.
edit on 28-6-2011 by Wertwog because: english is my only language

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