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Nuke chief making two-day stop in Nebraska
Nebraska Watchdog ^ | June 24, 2011 | Joe Jordan

Posted on 06/24/2011 8:14:44 PM PDT by SoonerStorm09

UPDATE: The Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making a two day stop in Nebraska. NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko will be in the state Sunday and Monday. According to a statement from the NRC Jaczko will “observe Missouri River flooding and the flooding preparation” at Nebraska’s two nuclear power plants. The statement goes on to note that “an NRC inspection at Fort Calhoun two years ago indicated deficiencies in the flood preparation area, which the licensee has now remedied.” Jaczko is scheduled to tour the Cooper plant on Sunday and Fort Calhoun on Monday, meeting with NRC inspectors at both plants along with plant officials. He is also scheduled to meet with reporters Monday afternoon in Omaha.

(Excerpt) Read more at nebraska.watchdog.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: flood; nuclear; radiation

1 posted on 06/24/2011 8:14:51 PM PDT by SoonerStorm09
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To: SoonerStorm09

There is more to this story than you can imagine


2 posted on 06/24/2011 8:29:14 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: al baby

“There is more to this story than you can imagine”

Tell us.


3 posted on 06/24/2011 8:30:37 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: al baby

You can be certain that Jaczko will make it sound worse than it actually is, though, so you can judge the severity of the problem by what he says.


4 posted on 06/24/2011 8:32:00 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: SoonerStorm09

fort calhoun is not even running. It is shut down. Has been for months.


5 posted on 06/24/2011 8:36:05 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: HereInTheHeartland

http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/International/18-Jun-201 1/US-orders-news-blackout-over-crippled-Nebraska-Nuclear-Plant-report


6 posted on 06/24/2011 8:40:19 PM PDT by johnny reb (A Trillion seconds is 32,000 Years!)
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To: al baby

So what’s coming? Sweeping new federal nuclear regs to benefit Obama’s nuclear donors in Chicago?


7 posted on 06/24/2011 8:43:23 PM PDT by what's up
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To: johnny reb
The link didn't work. But is it the same story from the Russians saying there has been an Obama cover up of a radiation release?
If so, that is absolutely garbage.
8 posted on 06/24/2011 8:43:43 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Thanks. Yes that's the article that was forwarded to me.Don't know why link didn't work
9 posted on 06/24/2011 8:48:16 PM PDT by johnny reb (A Trillion seconds is 32,000 Years!)
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To: johnny reb

“the Obama regime has ordered a “total and complete” news blackout”

Sounds like Stalin’s Russia.


10 posted on 06/24/2011 8:58:54 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: johnny reb
I will promise you that it is not accurate. There are some conspiracy types trying to get a story started.

There are a dozens of people there on site manning pumps and doing other things outside, protecting non reactor infrastructure.

Those folks wouldn't be exposing their selves to radiation to protect a steel framer machine shop and storage shed!

11 posted on 06/24/2011 8:58:54 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: SoonerStorm09

When I was in the Navy we were at a stop in Portsmouth, England. There was a group of us in a hut waiting for a launch to take us back to the ship when 3 British MPs came in and walked up to a man sitting on one of the benches. The asked him “are you Mr. So-and-So?” He said he was then they took his arms, stood him up and told him he was under arrest for the crime of rape. Then they hauled him out.

The next day we found out that he had met a girl at a bar and had sex with her at a hotel. The lady, who was married, made up a story about being raped when her husband asked her why she had been out so late. She recanted at the police station.


12 posted on 06/24/2011 9:01:12 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Sorry, the previous post was actually supposed to go into another thread. This is how Anthony Weiner got himself into trouble, hitting the post button before looking.


13 posted on 06/24/2011 9:03:18 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: mamelukesabre
fort calhoun is not even running. It is shut down. Has been for months.

Yep, I understand it was shut down in early April for refueling. Any Google searching will show that the plant is an "Island" in the flooded Missouri river. The main plant with the used storage rod pools and the reactor's containment building are protected by a rubber inflated wall. The switchyard is also blocked off from the water. The photo below was taken on June 16.

Certainly one major problem is the used rods in the storage pools. Following the river upstream are several earthen dams that are at or near maximum reservoir levels. The Corps of Engineers has no choice but to release much more water towards this facility.

20 miles down stream is Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa, followed by Offutt AFB, Kansas City, etc.

Hopefully the facility is built on bedrock, and not just the local soil. Seepage is a major threat to this entire facility.

14 posted on 06/24/2011 9:07:31 PM PDT by B-Cause (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SoonerStorm09

Cooper Nuclear Station is definitely an issue. They have kept it running through what may turn out to be the worse floods in modern history. One dam breaks now and Game Over. What the heck is that plant powering anyway ? Something of strategic importance ? Why is it still running ? They elected not to restart Fort Calhoun due to the flooding. Why keep Cooper running ?


15 posted on 06/24/2011 9:54:28 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: what's up
So what’s coming?

My guess since GE/Obama is running the show.

The plants are perfectly safe. Nothing to worry about.

16 posted on 06/24/2011 9:56:25 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Oh. And BTW. Heavy rains are predicted for the Missouri river drainage area this weekend. In fact a heavy line of rain is moving right into the area now.


17 posted on 06/24/2011 10:01:23 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: B-Cause; HereInTheHeartland

Nothing to worry about here. This pic is fear-mongering garbage.


18 posted on 06/24/2011 10:50:28 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: justa-hairyape
FYI - Major rain headed right at the Cooper Nuclear Plant or actually perhaps just a little bit north.

Nebraska Weather Radar

19 posted on 06/25/2011 12:56:33 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Rennes Templar

After the japan disaster, it’s really hard to take you guys seriously.


20 posted on 06/25/2011 1:02:21 AM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: SoonerStorm09
A story addressing all the nutballs trying to start a rumor.
But maybe they are just in on the conspiracy!!

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110625/NEWS/106250326/Floods-spur-wild-rumors-nuclear-plant-perils-Nebraska?odyssey=mod_sectionstories

21 posted on 06/25/2011 6:00:20 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: justa-hairyape
Heavy rains hit the Missouri River along the Nebraska border last night. Reports of one levee break. So we have had three levee breaks since Thursday along the Nebraska Missouri river. This flooding is going to last a long time.

Levee breach in Harrison County

22 posted on 06/25/2011 2:48:31 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: HereInTheHeartland
That story makes the ridiculous claim that both plants are flood-proof when they both have had a history of flood problems. And the NRC forced Fort Calhoun to improve its flood defense just last year. So the one thing we know for a fact is that both plants are not flood-proof. Would take that article more seriously if they did not make such ridiculously false claims.
23 posted on 06/25/2011 2:55:20 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: SoonerStorm09

Flood wall fails at Calhoun. I had heard a couple of days ago this was likely. They lost a couple of buildings; or at least they are full of water now.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20110626/NEWS01/110629782/-1#flood-wall-fails-at-fort-calhoun


24 posted on 06/26/2011 11:02:46 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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