River water now surrounds spent fuel pool building and main reactor building at Ft. Calhoun after collapse of water-filled dam — Barriers at entrances to keep water out

Published: June 27th, 2011 at 7:16 pm ET
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Flood test not over for nuke plant, Omaha World-Herald,

[…] Because of the collapsed water-filled dam, river water surrounds the main reactor building, mechanical building, spent fuel pool building and other structures.

Barriers at entrances to the buildings are keeping that water from entering, [Omaha Public Power District spokesman Jeff Hanson] said. A “minor” amount of water did seep into the plant’s turbine building, he said, and was pumped out. […]

Published: June 27th, 2011 at 7:16 pm ET
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18 comments to River water now surrounds spent fuel pool building and main reactor building at Ft. Calhoun after collapse of water-filled dam — Barriers at entrances to keep water out

  • In case you missed it
    MSNBC Nighty News
    3 Nuclear facilities in danger
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619//vp/43555573#43555573

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Thanks Doc! I did miss it!

    • So, it made the TV news tonight, though they barely mentioned the two nuclear plants on the Missouri River in that news clip. I did like the no nonsense quotes from some locals near Los Alamos nuclear lab:

      “Kind of makes you nervous, with all this nuclear stuff around.”

      “It’s a little close for comfort, I’ll say that for sure.”

      Yep. Seems that people in this country are a little worried about nuclear after all, even with the “assurances” from the Puppet-in-Chief (who seems to spend a lot of time in the southern hemisphere these days – or at least far from the Fukushima fallout path – right from around mid-March and onwards… hmm…).

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    With Eyes Closed Radiation Map through the 29th
    http://www.witheyesclosed.net/post/4169481471/dwd0329

  • GreenPharao

    NEW aerial footage of Fort Calhoun Nuclear power Plant

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304314404576411853038739660.html

    • jwfuki

      I don’t see why anyone should be concerned.

      I’m in the process of putting together MY bug-out supplies, are YOU?

      Seriously, I have a BAD feeling about this!

  • dtravni

    Ariana – i saw your note this am. question was: map of cancer incidence superimposed on map of nuclear sites in US.

    search Google or Youtube – ‘Leuren Moret’

    it’s all there!!!

  • sickputer2 sickputer2

    >”Sitting above Nebraska’s nuclear plants are six upstream dams, part of one of the nation’s largest reservoir systems. Failure of any of those dams would send devastating amounts of water downstream.
    Could the dams fail?

    “The short answer is no,” said Brig. Gen. John McMahon, who oversees the corps’ 12-state northwestern division.”

    SP:

    But we are more worried about the LONG answer! If Gavins Dam collapses…then we will see what kind of response they muster.

    Speaking of the Gavins Point Dam…lots of web rumors (You may have seen the Youtube video about it’s going to blow…yada, yada, yada…those web postings are being castigated by the Army Corps of Engineer and in fact they may be threatening prosecution for spurious rumors. I have no idea myself what shape the dam is in, but I do know that the Corps is now prohibiting people from going to the downstream side of the dam:

    Numerous reports all over the web, AP, etc…

    http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/news/article_7f4f7d40-a0d2-11e0-ae7c-001cc4c03286.html

    So my question is…the prohibition says it is designed to “ensure public safety”. OK…so what does that mean? That they think there is a danger from the dam…or the people? Maybe both.

  • jwfuki

    From AP:Missouri River floodwater seeped into the turbine building at a nuclear power plant near Omaha on Monday, but plant officials said the seepage was expected and posed no safety risk because the building contains no nuclear material.

    But I thought the buildings are watertight.

    Christ!!!!!!!!

    • milk and cheese milk and cheese

      The seepage was expected. We planned that. Yes.
      There is no danger to human health at this time.
      Wait an hour or two.

  • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

    Oh Well, at least we won’t have no more of that
    “Boomer Sooner” being yelled out down in Lincoln no more.
    You see, it has all been a part of the Great Conspiracy,
    getting folks to cheer for “GO BIG RED!”, and now we see,
    it was all the clever, Heathen CHINEE the whole Time!!

  • Looters break into flooded homes
    Leader-Post June 27, 2011
    REGINA — Water isn’t the only thing breaking into flood-ravished southeast Saskatchewan homes this week.
    While hundreds of flood victims have been forced to leave their homes in the past week, the RCMP has received reports of property being stolen from abandoned homes.
    Since June 22, Estevan RCMP received five reports of…
    http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Looters+break+into+flooded+homes/5013867/story.html

    • milk and cheese milk and cheese

      Yep. A Canadian friend told me last week that ‘this country could turn anarchic at any time’. There is little trust or neighborliness, and if things get really bad…don’t expect to hold onto your bunker/detox facility/water and food supplies for very long.
      I am very sorry for the young people. Their future looks so grim.

  • J.F. Sebastian

    Based on common sense, and the fact that the steady background radiation levels continue to rise in Arkansas (where I monitor it), it’s about time for the corium to hit ground water.

  • J.F. Sebastian

    No one in the government has said a word. It’s totally amazing. Since the MSM is complicit in the blackout, they are not in front of the the political leaders with mic’s asking questions.