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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:04 PM

Cooper Nuclear Station shutting down as Missouri River rises to record levels

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Nancy Gaarder and Chris Peters

Nebraska's lone nuclear plant was shutting Friday in the face of record rises in the Missouri River.

By 3:15 p.m., the river had reached within about six inches of the level, 45.5 feet, that requires a shutdown.

Personnel with the Nebraska Public Power District had been sandbagging the levee that protects the nuclear plant to give it extra height. They were also sandbagging the doorways of the plant and preparing watertight drop-down doors.

NPPD spokesman Mark Becker said the facility sits 13 feet above natural grade and the nuclear reactor sits an additional 14 feet higher than that.

Read more: https://www.omaha.com/news/cooper-nuclear-station-shutting-down-as-missouri-river-rises-to/article_f0edca08-0454-5795-8622-3646e954ae5e.html

We can see flood water just looking out our windows here. We are on a hill, so we are not in any danger.


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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:12 PM

1. Glad you're safe. Climate change -- here's another example of how it's only starting to cost us.

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