Levee near Nebraska’s Cooper nuke plant “about to break” and “at risk of washing away completely” after being overtopped Sunday (VIDEO)

Published: June 20th, 2011 at 6:29 am ET
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Levee About to Break Near Brownville, Action 3 News, June 19, 2011:

Emergency management officials say the area is turning out to be a total loss causing sandbagging to stop.  Instead, relief efforts are now more focused on locations to the south of Brownville.

Record River Surge Recorded In Southeast Nebraska, WOWT, June 19, 2011:

Levee “at risk of washing away completely”

Cooper Nuclear Station: 72676 648A Ave, Brownville, NE

Published: June 20th, 2011 at 6:29 am ET
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20 comments to Levee near Nebraska’s Cooper nuke plant “about to break” and “at risk of washing away completely” after being overtopped Sunday (VIDEO)

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    Let her rip…

    • sorry charlie

      Help….my friends and family think I’m crazy to believe there is a flood threatening Nebraska’s Nuclear plants. I told them I had pictures but I wasn’t able to rip them and send…they told me the russian’s made up the story…does anyone have any links?

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    What in the World is going on? Were they jealous of all the attention Fukushima is getting?

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Scary news video. I just wonder why they don’t stop showing the SEA WORLD commercial before the flood alert.

  • Fall out man!

    If levees break upstream of the plant, it actually lowers the water level and slows down the rise of water at the plant.

    Ironically the commercial I saw was for a system to help basement walls stand up under pressure. Those guys may be fielding inquiries from the Cooper Nuke plant!

  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    In addition to the levees there are the dams. If just one of them goes there will be a ‘domino effect’, with horrific consequences.
    This is looking more and more like a payback for a century of environmental crimes.

  • alasanon

    Nebraska is one of the few states that is not in the red lately. It has some of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and a state surplus, I believe–impressive! Very Solid People who don’t goof around….All the more reason that State & Locals should be able to direct funds now to attack this PRONTO!!!

  • Mats

    I´m from gemany and i have a stupid question:

    Yesterday the graph of Brownville shows 45,23ft.as highest level

    Then it was changed to 44,62 ft.

    Why did they do that?

    http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=oax&gage=bron1&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1

    Ok, the text version never mentioned a higher level than 45ft.,so why there are differences between the text and the graph?

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      I think the graph shows the latest level, whereas the text in the box shows the level before that.

  • Mats

    No, they changed the graph in between 5 minutes .

    The level was above 45 ft., then “click”,
    no Data above 45 was shown anymore.

    Maybe they made a mistake and corrected it, …

    We will never know…

  • Was a blip on Late night news I saw, so I seached:

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    AP Impact: US Nuke Regulators Weaken Safety Rules | WJTV
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  • jump-ball jump-ball

    Well, here’s the perfect storm in the making: tv weather shows thunderstorms and TOR:CON tornado conditions index ripe for tornados across the eastern half of Nebraska, until 8 pm, with 2 flooded nuclear reactors and the overflowing Missouri, all in the zone.

    If a tornado ever takes out an elevated spent fuel pool and sends the rod fragments 100s of miles around, many will ask why all sfps weren’t put in the ground.

  • lokay5 lokay5

    The only thing I found that even hints of a problem at Calhoun;

    http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/nebraska-nuclear-plant-update-missouri-river-levees-breached/

    All of the rest include variations of the word “safe”.