June 27, 2011

Looking at Nebraska's (Soggy) Fort Calhoun Nuke Plant

1. Talk about “fail-safe,” see what happens when you don’t back up your “aqua berms?”

2. Even if the Nebraska situation is 100% stable, the pictures present an obvious warning about what happens when you cross a nuke plant with Mother Nature. And then, throw human nature into the mix….

3. And the industry folks thought they could confine the post-Fukushima talking points to coastal plants and earthquakes.

4. Insult to injury, still next-to-no coverage of the bleeding, contaminated-waterlogged Japanese plant.

5. Gotta love that juxtaposition of images on the Fort Calhoun Wikipedia page, the aerial shot of the flooded plant (second photo above, the plant at the center between the two lines of trees) along with this ironic pic, a romantic river photo shot seven days ago by the NRC.

(h/t: David W.)

(photo 1: Nuclear Regulatory Commision, 20 June 2011.photo 2: Lane Hickenbottom/Reuters. caption: An aerial view of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant in eastern Nebraska, surrounded by Missouri River flood waters June 24, 2011. The Missouri River, swollen by heavy rains and melting snow, has been flooding areas from Montana through Missouri. Residents have been shoring up levees around towns as federal officials widen flood gates to allow record or near-record water releases to ease pressure on reservoirs.)

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