Check out this week’s radio segment here. It discusses the current flooding at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant near Council Bluffs and potential safety issues all Americans should consider. You can read the transcript below.
With the Fukushima tragedy still fresh on everyone’s mind it’s time for Americans to consider the safety of our own nuclear power plants. Continue reading →
As the power plant just off the shores of the Missouri River continues to be surrounded by water, many Iowans are wondering just how safe they are.
Well in fact, a federal government panel has decided that American nuclear power plants all need to be better protected for catestrophic events such as flooding.
The Associated Press reports:
Calling the Japan nuclear disaster “unacceptable,” an expert task force convened by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded that nuclear power plants in the U.S. need better protections for rare, catastrophic events.
The series of recommendations, included in portions of a 90-page report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, will reset the level of protection at the nation’s 104 nuclear reactors after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl by making them better prepared for incidents that they were not initially designed to handle. Continue reading →