Fort Calhoun, Not Fukushima? Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words!
(youtube disabled embed feature) VIDEO HERE -
Be QUICK! Before CNN takes it down!
A screen shot:
screenshot from CNN story on Ft. Calhoun 7-29-11
Levee Intentionally Blown Up Along Missouri River
Authorities Investigate Detonation
LOVELAND, Iowa — Authorities are investigating an intentional breach in a levee near Desoto Bend.
Pottawattamie County officials said a half-mile stretch of the Vanmann #30 levee was mechanically excavated and then lowered by using explosives. The private levee is just north of the Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of Honey Creek.
So far, emergency management officials said they’ve seen no damage as a result of the levee breach, but they have fielded plenty of phone calls about it.
Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Theulen said he was alerted Friday morning that the levee may have been in the process of being intentionally breached. About 20 minutes later, officials said they received calls from people wanting to know why levees were being blown up. One caller claimed to have witnessed the explosion. . . (more)
map showing where DeSoto is – the arrow points to Ft. Calhoun and DeSoto is circled -
Blown up levee caused 3 to 4 inch rise in water level coming down Missouri River — Just half an inch is considered a fairly big event
UPDATE: this FOX news report (VIDEO) suggests it is legal to blow up a levee there -
Explosives Used On Levee Near Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant To Cause Intentional Breach