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Nebraska Nuclear Plant Surrouned By Floods


Tim Smith

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And some would have us believe that nuclear power is the safest form of energy known to man.

When the water kills the power to the cooling systems, and the generators fail, I guess it will be time to evacuate half the US to avoid the nuclear fallout from another meltdown.

Time to develop those renewable energy sources like solar and wind...

There's a fine line between fishing and sitting there looking stupid.

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Oh no, I have co-workers in Nebraska City's OPPD plant working to protect the railyard from the flood. Well, I can tell you there is NO nuclear emergency up there as we speak. There is nothing out of the ordinary. Keep your tin foil hats folded up people and wait until someone comes forward and says something legitimate rather than trying to stir up more nuclear fear. Statistically, nuclear power is many, many times safer than coal power, hydroelectricity or any other type of established electrical power producing method.

Andy

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At least they should have plenty of cooling water.

Just a thought, you would think one of the many engineers that built that project would have thought twice about building in a flood plain.

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."

Hunter S. Thompson

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At least they should have plenty of cooling water.

Just a thought, you would think one of the many engineers that built that project would have thought twice about building in a flood plain.

Yeah, the plant shouldn't meltdown just because it floods. It does appear they are having some operational problems and if it has to shut down for a while that's not especially helpful to the power grid.

It seems pretty clear the level of confidence was too high when it came to siting nuclear reactors.

Tsunamis, floods...hope we never get further down the list to earthquakes and terrorists.

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Well, I can tell you there is NO nuclear emergency up there as we speak. There is nothing out of the ordinary.

The Japanese kept saying there was nothing to worry about too.

There's a fine line between fishing and sitting there looking stupid.

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...with power to the cooling system.

Until the water crests over the levees and kills the power to the cooling units.

I'm not saying it's gonna happen, but it could.

Nuclear power is dangerous and should be done away with. Germany has taken the lead on this and is shutting down all of it's nuclear plants. When will the rest of the world wake up??????

There's a fine line between fishing and sitting there looking stupid.

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Until the water crests over the levees and kills the power to the cooling units.

I'm not saying it's gonna happen, but it could.

Nuclear power is dangerous and should be done away with. Germany has taken the lead on this and is shutting down all of it's nuclear plants. When will the rest of the world wake up??????

Do you really want to play "What If?"

We can try to make connections to Japan if we want to, or we can realize that the flooding water is not going to impact this OPPD plant with anywhere near the force of an earthquake induced tsunami. The plant was built in a flood plain, and has seen flood waters before. 1993 was as big as this is likely going to be and levees were improved following that catastrophe. I think it is safe to say that these nuclear engineers at this particular plant know a little more about it than some armchair nuclear speculator in Arkansas.

Andy

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