NRC, OPPD, NPPD Reviewing Nuclear Plant Flood Plan

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The utilities that own Nebraska's two nuclear power plants are examining flooding hazards at the plants that sit on the banks of the Missouri River. Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission meet Friday with representatives of the Nebraska and Omaha public power districts.

The utilities are re-evaluating flood risks at the Fort Calhoun and Cooper nuclear power plants as part of the industry's response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Fort Calhoun was shut down in 2011 due to flooding.

Part of the meeting where the utilities will discuss when they can complete their flood review will be public, but part of the meeting that focuses on interim measures that might be taken to improve flood defenses at the plants will be private.

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