Friday, 17 June 2011

Arnie Gundersen - Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 & Getting Worse

"On June 6, 2011, the Fort Calhoun pressurized water nuclear reactor 20 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska entered emergency status due to imminent flooding from the Missouri River. A day later, there was an electrical fire requiring plant evacuation.

Then, on June 8th, NRC event reports confirmed the fire resulted in the loss of cooling for the reactor's spent fuel pool. The discussion includes specific details of the technical failures at Fort Calhoun, the risks of coolant loss at overcrowded "spent" fuel pools, and the national hazards of nuclear facilities along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and other water sites during the current period of floods and climate change."

Nuclear plants are fragile things when put against the forces of nature, especially when they are situated near bodies of water.

For more of the video visit the You Tube host page that has links to parts 2 & 3:

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 17th, 2011.]

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