Corporate Media Scrubs 10 Mile Evacuation Zone at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant

Corporate Media Scrubs 10 Mile Evacuation Zone Declared at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant

Updated: July 21, 2015

The head of the NRC toured the Fort Calhoun Nuclear plant which is now underwater. A 10 mile evacuation around the plant has been ordered, but almost all references of the evacuation have been scrubbed from online news sites.

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Above: one of the rarer photos that exists on the internet that actually shows the floodwater breaching the barriers at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant.

Video of Phone Call from ABC 8 Requesting Removal of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Accident 10 Mile Mandatory Evacuation Zone.

Rough Timeline of Historical Events:

June 6, 2011: FDC Orders No-Fly Zone (See Document Below)

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June 9, 2011: Electrical Fire Knocks Out Spent Fuel Cooling at Nebraska Nuclear Plant

June 14, 2011: Video showing the flooded Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant – Reporter Mentions No-Fly Zone.

June 16, 2011: Channel 3 news program which clearly states the nuclear power plant is under water and 10 mile evacuation has been ordered around the plant – Best Coverage I Can Find So Far

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant Main Building Underwater, 10 Mile Mandatory Evacuation Area

June 20, 2011: RT News

This story was even scrubbed from the Daily Paul: http://www.dailypaul.com/169175/10-mile-mandatory-evacuation-area-around-ft-calhoun-nuke-plant-but-dont-worry-be-happy

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Daily Paul writes:

The head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said a
Nebraska nuclear power plant is safe from flood waters a day after a
protective berm failed leaving key parts of the facility surrounded by
overflow from the Missouri River. NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko visited
the Fort Calhoun plant Monday, and a commission spokeswoman said he
found the plant to be in safe condition. Federal officials will continue
to oversee steps to control flood waters from the swollen Missouri and
plan to conduct a follow-up inspection. “We do have robust systems in
place to protect public health and safety,” NRC spokeswoman Lara
Uselding said. Mr. Jaczko’s visit came 8 hours after a protective berm
collapsed early Sunday, causing water to surround the containment
buildings and key electrical equipment at the Fort Calhoun plant. Local
officials in towns around the plant, which is 19 miles north of Omaha,
weren’t concerned about safety at the plant Monday, saying operators
there had the situation under control. The plant is operated by the
Omaha Public Power District. Rod Storm, the city administrator of Blair,
said officials in the town of about 8,000 people near the plant are
more worried about keeping the city’s wastewater treatment facility
running so it can pump about 10 million gallons of water a day to local
industries. The facility sits on the bank of the Missouri River. “We’ve
got a lot to worry about and the event at the nuclear facility is the
least of our worries,” Mr. Storm said.
These days we don’t hear too much about the ailing nuclear reactors
in Fukushima Japan, but make no mistake the situation at the Fukushima
Daiichi power plant remains very serious. Now the U.S. is dealing with
it’s own potentially serious nuclear situation in Nebraska. The Nuclear
Regulatory Commission (NRC) said the breach in the 2,000-foot inflatable
berm around the Fort Calhoun station occurred around 1:25 a.m. local
time. More than 2 feet of water rushed in around containment buildings
and electrical transformers at the 478-megawatt facility located 20
miles north of Omaha. Reactor shutdown cooling and spent-fuel pool
cooling were unaffected, the NRC said. The plant, operated by the Omaha
Public Power District, has been off line since April for refueling.
Crews activated emergency diesel generators after the breach, but
restored normal electrical power by Sunday afternoon, the NRC said.
Buildings at the Fort Calhoun plant are watertight, the agency said. It
noted that the cause of the berm breach is under investigation.

But a Google news search for 10 mile fort calhoun evacuation shows no results about the evacuation, only articles talking about how hard it would be to evacuate a 10 mile radius around many of the US nuclear plants.

There also has been an Fort Calhoun evacuation map posted on the (NEMA) Nebraska Emergency Management Website. However, Google shows that it has been there since at least the 17th of June and that indicates officials could have saw this coming.

Fort Calhoun Station EPZ Evacuation Route Map
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The page also has detailed instructions on how to evacuate away from a radiation plume from different parts of the state.

Salt TV reports that the water is now up to 2 feet high around the sides of the building, but the NRC says there is no danager.

Jaczko toured the station 19 miles north of Omaha to see the flooding at the nation’s smallest nuclear power plant, the Omaha World-Herald reported. The river was more than 2 feet up around the building with months of flood conditions remaining.

“It’s certainly clear that this is not an issue that’s going to go away anytime soon,” Jaczko said.

Yes… this NRC.

Japan’s Nuclear Fallout Unlikely to Reach the U.S., NRC Official Says

The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission expressed confidence on Monday that there’s little chance of radioactivity from Japan’s badly damaged nuclear power plants reaching the United States.

Source:The National Journal

FT Calhoun Nuclear spin doctors hard at work. Now you see it now you dont

The reason there is a problem and why they aren’t telling
the truth is because, while Fukishima is equivalent to about twenty
Chernobyls, Ft. Calhoun is equivalent to about twenty Fukushimas.

Not because it has a lot of reactors – or even a very big one. But
because it is holding an immense amount of nuclear fuel in its cooling
pool.

This isn’t some elevated bathtub like the cooling pools at Fukushima.
Oh, no. This cooling pool is forty feet UNDER GROUND AND forty feet
ABOVE GROUND. It’s EIGHTY FEET DEEP IN TOTAL. If they can’t cool it, the
corn belt is in trouble.

I’m guessing that it’s the big rectangular building behind-left
(actually touching) the round nuclear reactor containment building.

Why do I think that? Because it has no windows or ventilation and
it’s about the only building on-site large enough to hold the amount of
spent nuclear fuel it has to hold – and, by the way, it was filled up to
capacity in 2006 – which is why they had to start storing the excess
spent fuel rods in those concrete dry casks outside of the pool. But I
could be wrong. If I am, please send me a diagram – not an opiniongram.

The dry casks are visible near the top of the picture. They are grey
concrete blocks set together on the large, grey square area.

The casks have white doors facing a little to the left in the photo. The
NRC says there is ‘no problem’ should the casks become partially
submerged by Missouri flood waters.

The back-up generators are probably flooded as well. They were ALSO
what the rubber dam was in place to protect. Even if they aren’t, there
is water in the electrical system. That’s what the yellow cards from the
NRC were about last year – and those cards were never signed off as
safe. There are at least six and probably dozens of NRC and government
people there ‘closely monitoring’ the plant. All they can do is watch.

The ‘emergency’ plans were only thought up when the water started
rising and were only implemented beginning on June 6. Before then, the
plant owners were still pissing back and forth with the NRC that a flood
that bad couldn’t happen. And the brilliant rubber condom around the
plant didn’t just burst by itself. The dumbasses were piddling around
and managed to pop it themselves!

As I pointed previously there are numerous problems facing the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant.

The US faces nuclear disasters across the nation as Fukushima residents are found to have radioactive urine and radioactive water measuring over 1 sievert per hour is found leaking from the plant.

[…]

Just how bad is the threat to the Fort Calhoun reactor?

The cooling pumps are being ran off backup generators and workers are carrying the fuel to plant by hand to keep the generators running.

Ft. Calhoun nuclear workers carrying in fuel cans by hand in order to keep pumps running

[…] At Fort Calhoun, where the river has risen gradually, the water seeps in through sandbag walls, electrical conduits and other places that workers had not thought much about before. There are so many small water pumps running to keep up with the leaks that keeping them supplied with gasoline and diesel requires something akin to a bucket brigade.

Orange plastic fuel cans are rolled on a cart over the catwalks and then handed off to employees who are headed deeper into the plant. Climbing over the sandbags at the entrances, they carry them in, and workers on their way out pick up a few empties and carry them out for refilling. […]

Source: NY Times

 

And a damn upriver from the Nuclear plant is now releasing over 1 million gallons of water per second.

Nearly 1 million gallons PER SECOND being released from Gavins Point Dam – 154 miles North of Ft. Calhoun

KETV Gets Aerial View Of Missouri River Flooding

“Gavins Point Dam in Yankton, SD now unleashing nearly a million gallons of more bad news every second.”

Gavins Point Dam is only 154 miles north of Ft. Calhoun.

Go to 1:32 in the video:

Source: KETV ABC News 7

 

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