Update: NPPD Community Has No Need To Worry After Two False Alarms

Two false alarms in less than two weeks have gone out in the Brownville, Nebraska area. Officials with the Cooper Nuclear Power Plant can explain why people living there shouldn't be worried.

Mark Becker with Nebraska Public Power District explained said the most recent false alarm was an alert sent out in error by the National Weather Service as they upgraded software. On July 24th, he said the false alarm was a voice-over that was heard over one siren in neighboring Nemaha.

“So, I think people have to understand that we do run a reliable plant,” said Becker. “We want to be safe. Our employees want to go home safe, too.”

The lesson: alerts will come in more than just one way via NWS, sirens, and weather radios.

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