Fort Calhoun Flood Disaster
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In a letter submitted Friday afternoon to internal investigators at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission , a whistleblower engineer within the agency accused regulators of deliberately covering up information relating to the vulnerability of U.S. nuclear power facilities that sit downstream from large dams and reservoirs.
Exelon Generation is to take on the management of the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant under an operating services agreement with Omaha Public Power District (OPPD).
Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant (OPPD/Nuclear) A fire  in an electrical switch room on Tuesday briefly knocked out cooling for a pool holding spent nuclear fuel at the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant  outside Omaha, Neb., plant officials said. The safety of deep pools used to store used radioactive fuel at nuclear plants has been an issue since the accident at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant in March.
FLOOD at FORT CALHOUN Updated, Monday, June 27, 2011, 11:30 am. The situation at Fort Calhoun became more precarious Sunday as OPPD workers punctured the 8-foot water-filled berm protecting the reactor and other essential buildings (although the berm does not protect irradiated fuel stored in dry casks at the site).