Nebraska Preparing Nuclear Plant for Possible Flood Risk

Nebraska is preparing their Cooper nuclear power station for the possible threat of flooding on the Missouri River, but say there is no public danger. 

The plant is expected to operate normally, however officials have filled sandbags and reinforced the plant in the hopes of preventing any sort of flooding to penetrate.The biggest danger to a nuclear plant from flooding is the loss of power, which makes it difficult to cool the uranium fuel in the reactor core and the fuel stored in the spent fuel pool.

If the river reaches 901.5 feet above sea level, NPPD said it would take the station offline as a protective measure.

Source: Nebraska preps nuclear plant for possible flooding, no public danger | Reuters

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