Nebraska nuclear power plant under threat


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As the water levels on the Missouri River begin to grow, the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant’s situation becomes more dire.

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After the Army released near record water from six major reservoirs, levees have failed to hold the Missouri River so flooding now poses a “serious threat” to Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant according to today’s International Business Times article.

IBTimes Staff Reporter reported at 4:17 AM EDT that “Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant was reportedly very close to getting engulfed by the floodwaters, raising fears of a crisis similar to Japan’s Fukushima disaster.”

The nuclear plant declared the event as “unusual.” Continue reading