Monday, 20 May 2019
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Flooding expected to cause shutdown of Cooper Nuclear Plant
03/15/2019

(KLZA)-- The Nebraska Public Power District's Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville declared a “Notification of Unusual Event” about 5:45 Friday morning. 

NPPD spokesman Mark Becker explained once the Missouri River reaches 42.5 feet at Brownville, the unusual event notification is issued. 

Based on Missouri River projections, it appears imminent the nuclear power plant will need to be shut down late Friday night or early Saturday morning. 

Despite record flood levels predicted for Brownville, Becker is confident the plant will not be damaged.  The Cooper plant is built above grade and the levy on the Missouri side of the river is lower than on the Nebraska side.  

The Missouri River level is expected to remain above the level to keep the plant in mandatory shutdown for at least a week.  Once the river level drops below that level, it is a lengthy process to restart the plant and get back into the electric grid. 

Employees will remain on site during the shutdown period and there is no danger to the public. The only concerns are access to the plant with the north road to the plant underwater and the south entrance being a gravel road for a portion of the distance.

The Cooper Nuclear Station is located three miles southeast of  Brownville.  
 

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.


RELATED STORIES
Cooper Nuclear status change
Local entities taking part in nuclear plant drill
Hydrogen leak repaired at Cooper Nuclear plant
Federal Regulators to Inspect Cooper Nuclear Plant
Cooper Nuclear Drill Scheduled
NPPD: No Plans To Close Cooper Nuclear Station
NPPD: No Danger From Cooper Nuclear Station Incident
Cooper Emergency Message Sent by Mistake
Identity of Dead Cooper Nuclear Contract Worker Released
Contract Worker Found Dead At Cooper Nuclear Station
Click Here For All Stories

MOST VIEWED STORIES
Three injured in Sunday wreck
Rape, other charges, hold Atchison man
Death investigation follows body discovery
Restaurant burglary leaves man jailed
BB gun damage leads to arrest
Friday crash injures one
Teen arrested on child sex charge
Listen: Atchison Co Auction Co closes Saturday
County places moratorium on utility projects
Child pornography earns prison for LV man
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
HCC holds commencement exercises
Sheriff may resign over Commissioners decision
Tailgate Talk I – May 28th
Brown Co special election Tuesday
Trial set for former area healthcare worker
Holton USD 336 voters to face bond issue
Two USD 430 projects move forward
Three injured in Sunday wreck
2nd candidate files for USD 415 Board
Listen: Atchison Co Auction Co closes Saturday
Click Here For All Stories

©2019 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
KNZA - KLZA - KMZA - KTNC - KAIR
Powered by Radio Media Group
162.158.78.196