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Originally posted by Nosred
It was the same age as Chernobyl and Fukushima, so yes, it wasn't a modern nuclear reactor.
And again, like I've said countless times before, not one person was killed by the Three Mile Island accident. The amount of radiation released was less than you'd receive from a commercial airline flight or a chest x-ray.
Originally posted by navy_vet_stg3
Reality: No, it hasn't broke. It MAY break. But it has NOT broke. Stop the lies!
Around 9:00 Thursday night, a large levee breach occurred at Brownville, Mo. three miles upstream from Nebraska's Cooper Nuclear Station, the atomic reactor identical twin to Fukushima Daiichi Units 1 to 4.
Mills County issued a mandatory evacuation order, are disconnecting power today, and say the General Electric Mark 1 Boiling Water Reactor of Cooper Nuclear Plant that has been under an "unusual event declaration," is not threatened. NRC Chairman is heading to the site.
“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.
A levee three miles north of Brownville in Missouri failed at about 9 p.m. Thursday, right in front a pair of people patrolling there.
"It happened so quick that they were concerned that they may not be able to escape."
"The water was coming through fast and hard. …"
We're not sure what the size of the break is so far, reported Mark Manchester, deputy emergency management director for Atchison County, Mo., Thursday evening."
Lincoln Journal Star
Originally posted by RoyalBlue
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 AFTERWARDS
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:
public-blog.nrc-gateway.gov... and the most recent press release www.nrc.gov... 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
Originally posted by Nicolas Flamel
I don't know if anyone as mentioned this yet, but you can get real-time (or close to it) information on the river and stream flow from the USGS WaterWatch site: waterwatch.usgs.gov...
It covers the entire US, or you can click on a state. You can roll over the dots and get data like from Brownville, NE:
As of 15:30, the river at Brownville was at 43.00 ft. I think they plan to shut down the Cooper Nuclear Power Plant if it gets to 45.5 feet according to the Nebraska Public Power District (link: www.dailymail.co.uk...)
I think it's going to be a long weekend.
Originally posted by Nosred
Generation III reactors have been operational since 1996 and not one person has ever been injured or hurt by one. Hundreds of people are injured and killed by wind turbines every year, and hundreds of coal miners are killed every year, and countless people die of lung cancer every year from air pollution.
Saying these reactors are more dangerous than current power sources is ignorant when you look at the facts.
A generation III reactor is a development of any of the generation II nuclear reactor designs incorporating evolutionary improvements in design developed during the lifetime of the generation II reactor designs. These include improved fuel technology, superior thermal efficiency, passive safety systems and standardized design for reduced maintenance and capital costs.
Improvements in reactor technology result in a longer operational life (60 years of operation, extendable to 120+ years of operation prior to complete overhaul and reactor pressure vessel replacement) compared with currently used generation II reactors (designed for 40 years of operation, extendable to 80+ years of operation prior to complete overhaul and RPV replacement).
Furthermore, core damage frequencies for these reactors are lower than for Generation II reactors —
60 core damage events per 1000 million reactor–year for the EPR;
[color=limegreen]3 core damage events per 1000 million reactor–year for the ESBWR
significantly lower than the
10,000 core damage events per 1000 million reactor–year for BWR/4 generation II reactors.
The first generation III reactors were built in Japan, while several others have been approved for construction in Europe. A Westinghouse AP1000 reactor is scheduled to become operational in Sanmen, China in 2013.
Originally posted by Papa Sierra
It seems the internet has forced the Obama media blackout to collapse under its own weight.
The bloggers killed it? good work.