Nebraska's two nuclear plants near Omaha on alert
Friday, June 24, 2011
The- 19 miles north from Omaha - has been shut down since April 9 partly due to flooding from the . It sits nearly two feet below the current river level. This month, the plant lost power needed to cool the for a short time after a fire.
The current flooding with record water releases is expected to stay at high levels until August, so that another plant,, to the south and further from Omaha, will soon be concerned, too.
On Wednesday the(NRC) said that it was keeping an eye on the situation and both plants have taken action for protection against the rising floodwaters.
- Naveen Arul. "NRC tracking flooding at two Nebraska nuclear power plants" — , June 22, 2011
- Amy Goodman. "A nuclear-free future for America" — , June 22, 2011
- A. G. Sulzberger and Matthew L. Wald. "Flooding Brings Worries Over Two Nuclear Plants" — , June 20, 2011