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Originally posted by RoyalBlue
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Okay, now Drudge has a link saying the berm was a temporary one. Just like the last and primary line of defense around every building in the plant. So, if a tear happened, what exactly caused it? The ONLY reason I have felt good about Fort Calhoun HAS BEEN the little miracles these Aqua Dams have represented. Now they lost one and the Army Corps of Engineers has announced the record release at Gavins Point up river will go on well into August. So just how long can these temporary inner-tube like structures last with LONG term pressure and such of a flood?
This isn't good.edit on 26-6-2011 by Wrabbit2000 because: reported events overtook my post entirely
I read equipment accidentally punctured the aqua derm.
Of course, WHAT kind of equipment was carelessly being moved around at 1:30 in the morning???edit on 26-6-2011 by RoyalBlue because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Dalke07
Is very bad end mach water coming from north, we need new end more information on this ..
Posted: 12:20 PM Jun 26, 2011
"The 2,000-foot berm collapsed about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, allowing the swollen river to surround two buildings at the plant. The NRC says those buildings are designed to handle flooding up to 1014 feet above sea level. The river is at 1006.3 feet and isn't forecast to exceed 1008 feet."
www.kcautv.com...edit on 26-6-2011 by Dalke07 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SecretNebraska
I wanna dance and start saying I told you so, but not quite yet. This problem has been going on for a month. Why does the corp of engineers think its smart to put nuke plants on flood plains, even worse, with in sight of a river known for historical floods.
I live in Lincoln Ne, there was a haze over the city all day, and now, the storms are coming in with more rain. If I thought praying would do any good I would do it. All we can do is sit by and watch the situation get worse.
side note: for all those who told me weeks ago there was nothing to worry about I challenge you to say that now...
Aqua Dams are environmentally safe stable water barriers used to contain, divert, and control the flow of water. The design consists of two polyethylene liners contained by a single woven geo-tech outer tube. When the two inner tubes are filled with water, the resulting pressure and mass create a stable, non-rolling wall of water.
A single tube filled with water will not provide a stable wall or dam as the water builds up on one side of the tube the pressure on the wall of the tube begins to increase.
The Aqua Dam is able to offer a stable wall by containing two water columns in a single outer tube. The contained water columns are unable to assume their natural position and form a vertical wall in the middle as they press against each other. The pressure inside the tubes applies a substantial force to both sides of this vertical wall