Flood berm collapsed after being punctured by an unidentified piece of machinery: OPPD

Published: June 26th, 2011 at 6:57 pm ET
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Flood berm bursts at Nebraska nuclear plant, CNN, June 26, 2011:

A water-filled berm protecting a nuclear power plant in Nebraska from rising floodwaters collapsed Sunday, according to a spokesman, who said the plant remains secure.

Some sort of machinery came in contact with the berm, puncturing it and causing the berm to deflate, said Mike Jones, a spokesman for the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), which owns the Fort Calhoun plant. […]

The 6 to 12 inches of rainfall in the upper Missouri basin in the past few weeks is nearly a normal year’s worth, and runoff from the mountain snowpack is 140% of normal, according to forecasters.

Published: June 26th, 2011 at 6:57 pm ET
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14 comments to Flood berm collapsed after being punctured by an unidentified piece of machinery: OPPD

  • Jebus Jebus

    Again, Epic Fail…

    These guys must have went to the Tepco Skool of Nukeleer Injureneerin…

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    CRIMINALS!! PRISON EVERY SINGLE ONE!

  • Misitu

    Call the Keystone Cops!

  • Buck-O

    Bull–unidentified piece of equipment!!!- You got to be joking. I just call my son in K.C. and told him to be expecting company if this thing doesn’t work out at Nuked City, Ne.
    Sh-t.

  • Ariana

    *cough* conspiracy! *cough* Fukushima wasn’t close enough to kill us all, so they decided to create another “natural” disaster which led to an “accidental” meltdown.

  • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

    I didn’t know Homer Simpson was trained to operate heavy machinery!

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    Public confidence in the nuclear operators and their federal sponsors has also been punctured by sustained and well-identified incoming barrages of federal and agency bullsh*t.

  • ZP

    I am currently reviewing my home owners insurance to make sure I am covered against “Some sort of machinery” attacks.

    Ya never know when renegade machinery will show up at your door, or you are fed horse dung.