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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Central States NEWS: Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Chief Admits His Company's Mistakes

Last summer brought the much-publicized Missouri river flood that brought record flood crests to locations upstream of Kansas City.

The flooding caused the shutdown of the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant (shown in images here) and as of this post in late February 2012- that nuclear power plant is STILL shutdown.

CSW previous posts on Fort Calhoun's issues can be found HERE and HERE.

The NEBRASKA WATCHDOG posted a story on how the president of the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD)- the owner and operator of Fort Calhoun- admits (in so many indirect words) that the OPPD made a number of mistakes in their operation of the plant.

The chief OPPD officer- Gary Gates- also says the plant would have been shutdown even if not for the Great Missouri River Flood of 2011.

America's Nuclear Regulatory Commission insists that the public is "safe" concerning Fort Calhoun's issues.

The groundhog in Pennsylvania also predicted six more weeks of winter too....

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