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FAA declares ‘no-fly’ zone directly over crippled Nebraska nuclear plant, but claims everything is just fine

June 19, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Last week, NaturalNews reported that rising Missouri River flood waters prompted officials to declare a “Notification of Unusual Event” as the Fort Calhoun Nuclear plant just outside of Omaha, Neb. (http://www.naturalnews.com/032672_n…). Since that time, flood waters have continued to rise, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has declared a mysterious two-mile radius “no-fly” zone around the plant for unknown reasons, and federal officials continue to claim in spite of all this that plant is just fine.

According to reports, the plant has been in shutdown mode since April for refueling, and is allegedly still dry inside, despite being literally surrounding in every direction by massive flood waters. However, after the notification of unusual event was announced, as well as the cryptic FAA declaration that no aircraft is permitted to fly anywhere near the plant, some are questioning what is really going on at the plant.

What is apparent just from the official pictures released of the plant is that it is currently an island, of sorts, sitting in the middle of an ocean of water. Reports say that flood barriers have been set up around the plant to protect it, but how long can these barriers last in the presence of continually rising flood waters? And despite being in shutdown mode, the plant’s spent fuel rods, electrical control devices, and other crucial equipment are all threatened by a potential breach in these barriers, which could potentially lead to a Fukushima-type situation right in the heartland of the US.

If everything is really under control at the plant, and officials expect it to stay dry and protected, why has the FAA restricted aircraft from flying within a two-mile radius of it? When asked why the FAA made this decision, Jeff Hanson, spokesman for the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), told reporters it was for “security reasons that we can’t reveal.” This is hardly reassuring.

Further down the river, the Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownsville, Neb., is also threatened by rising flood waters. That plant is currently still in full operation, and the US Army Corps of Engineers does not plan to shut it down unless and until the river reaches 902 feet in that area.
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From Business Insider

Here’s an interesting report from Pakistan’s daily newspaper The Nation.

 

It cites a Russian regulatory agency as saying that the US is currently having a major nuclear emergency at the flooded plant in Nebraska and that the Obama Administration is trying to cover it up.

The Russian report describes the Nebraska situation as one of the worst nuclear accidents in the history of the United States.

Bear in mind that this report comes from Russia and Pakistan–two countries that aren’t particularly happy with Obama right now.

But the FAA has enacted a no-fly zone over the Fort Calhoun nuke plant, which was damaged by a fire and flooding from the Missouri river.

Here’s the report from The Nation:

A shocking report prepared by Russia’s Federal Atomic Energy Agency (FAAE) on information provided to them by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) states that the Obama regime has ordered a “total and complete” news blackout relating to any information regarding the near catastrophic meltdown of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant located in Nebraska.

According to this report, the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant suffered a “catastrophic loss of cooling” to one of its idle spent fuel rod pools on 7 June after this plant was deluged with water caused by the historic flooding of the Missouri River which resulted in a fire causing the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) to issue a “no-fly ban” over the area.

Located about 20 minutes outside downtown Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska, the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant is owned by Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) who on their website denies their plant is at a “Level 4” emergency by stating: “This terminology is not accurate, and is not how emergencies at nuclear power plants are classified.”

Russian atomic scientists in this FAAE report, however, say that this OPPD statement is an “outright falsehood” as all nuclear plants in the world operate under the guidelines of the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) which clearly states the “events” occurring at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant do, indeed, put it in the “Level 4” emergency category of an “accident with local consequences” thus making this one of the worst nuclear accidents in US history.

Though this report confirms independent readings in the United States of “negligible release of nuclear gasses” related to this accident it warns that by the Obama regimes censoring of this event for “political purposes” it risks a “serious blowback” from the American public should they gain knowledge of this being hidden from them.

 

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