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Rising waters puncture Nebraska nuke plant’s flood barrier

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, June 27, 2011 11:42 EDT
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Nuclear regulators continue to insist there is no danger posed by a Nebraska nuke facility that had to switch to emergency generators to power reactor coolant tanks after flood waters from the Missouri river punctured a barrier and rushed into the plant.

The facility has been in shutdown since April for refueling. Nuclear watchdog groups warn that if flood waters are able to penetrate the nuclear reactors, it may short circuit the emergency power systems, potentially causing a major disaster.

This video is from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast Monday, June 27, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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