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WSJ: Even though Ft. Calhoun reactor is in ‘shutdown’ it requires electricity to avoid melting of core
[snip] ” . . . . Even when in shutdown mode, a nuclear plant requires electricity to keep key components cool in order to avoid any degradation or melting of the core that could result in the release of radiation. . . . ”
Raw Video: Power Plant Circled by Flood Waters
Fort Calhoun - screen shot from video 6-27
Damn! This says Ft. Calhoun = 20 x Fukushimas [!!!] …. because of all the fuel rods stored there. They are in a room whose floor is 40 feet below ground level!!! – Ft Calhoun Newest Photos Have Disappeared
Fukushima to Fort Calhoun: Radiation threat, data manipulation
From Fukushima to Fort Calhoun nuclear facilities, distrust of government and industry is increasing as are human rights to health, safety, and security violations according to recent reports in Japan and the United States. In the Fukushima area, pregnant women and children are now being provided radiation monitors to wear, after not told about the danger they were in, nor provided sufficient ways to flee harm’s way. Likewise, Americans have been denied easy access to radiation data, information about the threat of nuclear fallout from the Fukushima atomic catastrophe, and it’s own nuclear facilities’ threats. . . . .
Nuke Chief at Fort Calhoun, Critics Up Concerns
From June 26, this item has specifics on volume of water headed nuke plants’ way -
Flooding: The worst is yet to come
Imagine roughly 55 million acres — the entire surface of Nebraska and southwest Iowa — covered in a foot of water.
Now imagine trying to funnel all that water down a drainage canal surrounded by airports and homes, businesses and farms.
You can begin to grasp the unprecedented, slow-developing danger facing folks from Montana to Missouri from the Great Flood of 2011. . . .
Media is now outright LYING about the what the danger-water-level is at the Fort Calhoun nuke plant! Acording the the NRC they could have a station blackout with core damage within 15-18 hours if the water level reaches 1,010 feet.
But this typical story from the Omaha World Herald lies and says the “safe” level is 1,014 feet. 4 feet might as well be 10 feet with this danger present!
Many containers of fuel to power pumps were washed away after breach at Ft. Calhoun nuke plant
WATER LEVEL INFO
River Level Interactive MAP from the Omaha World Herald :
NOAA Flood MAPS & Info
Map of Cooper Station Nuke Plant town, Brownville:
Flood Level at Cooper Sta. nuke plant
This video has new meaning since the Missouri River flood has encroached on 2 Nebraska nuke plants. Eerie:
Video: US vs Japan: The Threat of Radiation Speculation
Leaks at aging [US] nuke sites difficult to detect
Experts: What are the US Implications of the Japanese Nuclear Reactor Crisis? [PDF file]