Airspace Over Flooded Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Still Closed

Why close the airspace? Especially if they keep telling us there’s nothing to worry about.

Another illustration on how you need to be able to take care of yourself and get your own information. Hopefully, the people living downwind of this plant aren’t being irradiated right now.

Airspace Over Flooded Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Still Closed

Power Plant Still Closed Ricky Kreitner | Jun. 15, 2011, 4:02 PM | 55,438 | 64 A A A   inShare 139

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant is an island, but authorities are hoping it stays dry. Image: Associated Press See Also:

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A fire in Nebraska’s Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant briefly knocked out the cooling process for spent nuclear fuel rods, ProPublica reports. The fire occurred on June 7th, and knocked out cooling for approximately 90 minutes. After 88 hours, the cooling pool would boil dry and highly radioactive materials would be exposed. On June 6th, the Federal Administration Aviation (FAA) issued a directive banning aircraft from entering the airspace within a two-mile radius of the plant. “No pilots may operate an aircraft in the areas covered by this NOTAM,” referring to the “notice to airmen,” effective immediately.

 

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