posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 02:24 AM
reply to post by PacificBlue
tell them to get out now...
Jun 23, 2011: Since the start of June, two nuclear power plants located on the banks of the massively flooded Missouri River in Nebraska have
experienced “unusual events”. The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant 19 miles north of Omaha is on alert due to multiple reasons, being a fire that caused
temporary loss of cooling a little over two weeks ago  as well as the flooding of the facility that has been worsening throughout June (much of the
Fort Calhoun plant is currently underwater). Also, an “unusual event” at Cooper nuclear plant 80 miles south of Omaha caused an alert on June 19th
 and the water levels only need to rise less than two and a half feet for this plant to also be underwater. From a report on June 15th relative to
the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant [emphasis added throughout]:
… the power station is starting to flood, and as was the case with the Fukushima sea wall, money was saved by building flood barriers at the
legally required minimum. While the reactor itself was shut down for re-fueling, a fire broke out in the electrical system and cooling was lost for
the spent fuel rod cooling pool, the same problem now plaguing Fukushima’s building #4. Yes, the Power Plant is saying there has been no release of
radiation, but that was the same song we heard from TEPCO at the start. The FAA has declared a no-fly zone for two miles around the plant because of
At the moment, things look stable, but if the flooding increases (or worse, an upstream dam fails) sandbags are not going to hold back the water.
— Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer, Fairewinds Associates (Energy Consultants — including on Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant)
edit on 30-6-2011 by sol420 because: had to add words