Here's an email alert I just received from the NRC system :
NRC CHAIRMAN TO SEE FLOODING AND FLOODING PREPARATIONS AT COOPER AND FORT CALHOUN NUCLEAR PLANTS IN NEBRASKA; WILL HOLD MEDIA AVAILABILITY
NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko will observe Missouri River flooding and the flooding preparations made at two Nebraska nuclear power plants Sunday and
Monday and then hold a media availability Monday afternoon in Omaha, Neb.
The media availability will be at 3 p.m. CDT Monday, June 27, at the offices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Neb. The office is located
at 1616 Capitol Ave. in Omaha.
Chairman Jaczko will visit the Cooper nuclear power plant Sunday south of Omaha, and Monday morning will go to the Fort Calhoun plant east of Omaha.
During both visits he will also be talking with NRC resident inspectors – the NRC personnel who work on-site every day – and to plant officials.
An NRC inspection at Fort Calhoun two years ago indicated deficiencies in the flood preparation area, which the licensee has now remedied. Cooper is a
Mark I GE boiling water reactor and Fort Calhoun is a Combustion Engineering pressurized water reactor.
All press spaces at each stop are taken. Pool video footage will be made available by KETV, the ABC News affiliate in Omaha, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday for
Cooper and at 1 p.m., Monday for Fort Calhoun. For details please contact News Assignment Editor Jim Reding at (402) 978-8954, Jreding@hearst.com. The
print media pool will be distributed to the Omaha media via e-mail.
Arrangements are being made for a still photo pool.
During the Fort Calhoun stop the chairman will meet first with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials, then take a helicopter tour along the Missouri
River to provide an overview of the flooding and measures being taken. Following the plant visit he will meet with executives of the Omaha Public
Power District, then go to the Corps’ office for the media availability.
Reporters are encouraged to see the NRC Blog at:
and the most recent press release
for background on the flooding issue at Fort Calhoun.
U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
Office of Public Affairs Telephone: 301/415-8200
Washington, D.C. 20555-0001
E-mail: email@example.com Site: www.nrc.gov
June 24, 2011