Sunday, June 26, 2011

Flood Berm Collapses at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station

File photo: Fort Calhoun (before the flooding)

This is some huge news that a flood berm has collapsed considering the Missouri River floodwaters that have seemingly engulfed the nuclear power station at Fort Calhoun.

The 2,000-foot berm collapsed about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, allowing the swollen river to surround two buildings at the plant. The NRC says those buildings are designed to handle flooding up to 1014 feet above sea level. The river is at 1006.3 feet and isn't forecast to exceed 1008 feet.

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Source: KCAU-TV

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