Fort Calhoun emergency alert recinded


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As the Missouri River flood waters finally begin to recede, the power plant’s emergency status is finally removed.

The Washington Post reports:

Officials say an idled Nebraska nuclear plant that was entirely surrounded by Missouri River floodwaters earlier this summer is no longer under a flood emergency. Continue reading

On the Radio: Nuclear power plant surrounded by flood waters


Flooding at Fort Calhoun Plant on June 29, 2011. Photo by Digital Globe Imagery, Flickr

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

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.

Read more from Examiner.com here:

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