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    American nuclear plant dangerously close to being engulfed by Missouri floods

    Inches away from being America's Fukushima: Nuclear plant dangerously close to being engulfed by Missouri floods


    • Nuclear plant inches from being totally flooded, but is saved - for now

    A nuclear plant was inches away from being engulfed by the bloated Missouri River after several levees in the area failed to hold back its surging waters, raising fears it could become America's Fukushima.
    Dramatic pictures show the moment the plant was threatened with being shut down today, as water levels rose ominously to within 18 inches of its walls.

    The river has to hit 902 feet above sea level at Brownville before officials will shut down the Cooper Nuclear Plant, which sits at 903 feet. It stopped and ebbed slightly yesterday, a reprieve caused by levee breaches in northwest Missouri - for now.


    Engulfed: The nuclear power station in Nebraska came within inches of having to be shut down
    Missouri river floods: 250 residents evacuated as water threatens to breach banks | Mail Online


    umm not sure it would cause a Japanese style disaster- but why build it on a flood plain ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    umm not sure it would cause a Japanese style disaster- but why build it on a flood plain ?
    As they're water cooled most if not all have been built close to large water resources usually on the coast or next to very big rivers.

    Obviously you're correct in thinking it shouldn't cause a disaster like Japan as they should have plenty of time to shut it down, hopefully that is!

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    ^Yep, no problem, everybody, until y'all start to glow in the dark, says Sheriff Dufus Fckwit...

    No shite, that's his real name...


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    As Global Warming kicks in, there are going to be a lot more scenarios like Japan's



    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney
    As they're water cooled most if not all have been built close to large water resources usually on the coast or next to very big rivers.

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    Nuclear-powered submarine...


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