Monday, June 20, 2011

Cooper Nuclear Power Plant

River falls short of Nebraska nuke plant shutdown

OMAHA, Neb. – The bloated Missouri River rose to within 18 inches of forcing the shutdown of a nuclear power plant in southeast Nebraska but stopped and ebbed slightly Monday, after several levees in northern Missouri failed to hold back the surging waterway.

The river has to hit 902 feet above sea level at Brownville before officials will shut down the Cooper Nuclear Plant, which sits at 903 feet, Nebraska Public Power District spokesman Mark Becker said.

Flooding is a concern all along the river because of the massive amounts of water that the Army Corps of Engineers has released from six dams. Any significant rain could worsen the flooding especially if it falls in Nebraska, Iowa or Missouri, which are downstream of the dams.



At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That plant had problems even before the flood. I wonder how much radiation has leaked without them telling anyone?

At 11:48 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

I haven't seen anything so far that contradicts the current status of the reports. People who claim to be in the industry are saying everything is fine right now. Don't worry.

And they are probably right. Don't worry about today. Tomorrow though...

I've found a number of recent stories saying that upstream, more levees are giving way. This is the beginning of the nightmare scenario Arnie Gunderson talk about. A major levee break could produce a wall of water that could shatter the buildings and crack the cooling pools.

Imagine more radiation than Tepco released, pouring into the Missouri River, then the Mississippi.

Whereas the Tepco release was diluted by the sea and the ocean currents, a release into a river would see limited dilution. As the contaminates flow downstream.

Further, a TEPCO style explosion from a dry cooling pool, would spread hot radioactive waste all over the watershed. It would pollute the river for thousands of years.

Now finally, how many townships downstream use the rivers for irrigation and drinking water?

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Thanx for the update Jack and the Yahoo link ... I notice this recently only in the last week been getting alot more MSM coverage, even the big boyz like ABC World News, from the oil leak's in the Yellowstone River, to the nuke plant shit ... any way we try to play it all off with talk, talk, talk ... about our expert's, our containment, etc ... your still playing damgerous game's without wanting to spend the money it take's to properly secure thing's ... keep on and see what happen's ...

Later Guy ....


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