A Nuclear Plant’s Flood Defenses Trigger a Yearlong Regulatory Confrontation

Climatewire: Pictures of the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant north of Omaha, Neb., show it encircled by the swollen waters of the Missouri River, which reached a height of nearly 1,007 feet above sea level at the plant yesterday. The plant’s defenses include new steel gates and other hard barriers protecting an auxiliary building with vital reactor controls, and a water-filled berm 8 feet tall that encircles other parts of the plant. Both systems are designed to hold back floodwaters reaching 1,014 feet above…

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A Nuclear Plant’s Flood Defenses Trigger a Yearlong Regulatory Confrontation

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