October 2, 2014
Officials say that floodwater seeping into the turbine building at a nuclear power plant near Omaha on the banks of the Missouri River is not a safety risk.
Omaha Public Power District spokesman Jeff Hanson said Monday
that seepage was expected at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station and
that pumps are handling the problem.
Hanson says no nuclear material is kept in the turbine building
and that "everything is secure and safe." The plant has been
closed for refueling since April.
The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be inspecting
the plant on Monday and talking to OPPD officials.
An 8-foot-tall, water-filled temporary berm collapsed at the
plant early Sunday. Vendor workers are at the site to determine
whether the berm can be repaired or will require replacement.
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