Friday, June 24, 2011

Flooding in Nebraska has Fort Calhoun looking (but not acting, mercifully) like Fukushima Daiichi

Flooding Brings Worry About Nebraska Nuclear Plants -

Flooded nuclear plant image via NY Times

Despite the official assurances of safety, the unusual sight of a nuclear plant surrounded by water — coming so soon after the still unfolding nuclear disaster that followed the earthquake and tsunami in Japan — has prompted concern and speculation, leading one utility to add a feature to its Web site called “flood rumor control.” It says, “There has been no release of radioactivity and none is expected.”
Every time there's a hurricane, flood, tornado, earthquake, or other natural disaster, it's in the back of my mind, "I wonder if any nuclear power plants are impacted?"
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