Fort Calhoun Flood Disaster
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. Flood Threat To Nuclear Plants Covered Up By Regulators, NRC Whistleblower Claims
Nuclear power plant management turned over to Exelon
WSJ: Even though Ft. Calhoun reactor is in ‘shutdown’ it requires electricity to avoid melting of core
Fort Calhoun under new management 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).
Officials at Fort Calhoun plant in Omaha, Neb., said the situation at their plant came nowhere near to Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant, where uncooled spent fuel released radiation. They said it would have taken 88 hours for the heat produced by the fuel to boil away the cooling water. Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant (OPPD/Nuclear) Electrical Fire Knocks Out Spent Fuel Cooling at Nebraska Nuke Plant
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). Reactor Accidents - NIRS