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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject: Nuclear Power station flooded Reply with quote

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/26/fort-calhoun-flooding-nuclear-plant-nebraska_n_884773.html

'OMAHA, Neb. A berm holding back floodwater at a Nebraska nuclear power plant has collapsed.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the 2,000-foot berm at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station collapsed about 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

There is no danger. The plant has been shut down since early April for refueling, and the commission says there's no water inside'.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, they were totally confident in that berm in last week's press release. Oops!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another human error in the face of a natural event. Cost more important than value?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Another nuclear post Reply with quote

Another factor:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/27/us-nuclear-plants-population-evacuation_n_884958.html

'BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- As America's nuclear power plants have aged, the once-rural areas around them have become far more crowded and much more difficult to evacuate. Yet government and industry have paid little heed, even as plants are running at higher power and posing more danger in the event of an accident, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Populations around the facilities have swelled as much as 4 1/2 times since 1980, a computer-assisted population analysis shows.

But some estimates of evacuation times have not been updated in decades, even as the population has increased more than ever imagined. Emergency plans would direct residents to flee on antiquated, two-lane roads that clog hopelessly at rush hour'.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange things going on in Nebraska. Levees blowing up mysteriously. The nuke cooling on back pu gennies as the mains power is off. Ten mile evacuation zone announced and then corrected to evacuation plan. Hard to know where the truth is.

http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/unknown-bomber-explodes-levees-near-ft-calhoun

http://www.naturalnews.com/032870_Fort_Calhoun_nuclear_power_plant.html

http://crisisjones.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/fort-calhoun-10-mile-mandatory-evacuation-area-video-credites-toallnewshere/
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.southwestiowanews.com/articles/2011/07/01/council_bluffs/doc4e0e1b105613d735662740.txt
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