Cooper Station nuclear plant in Brownsville Nebraska (US) is very close to being flooded by the Missouri River yet is still running at 100% capacity. Cooper Station is an older GE Mark I BWR reactor of the same design as Fukushima Daiichi.
The river currently sits at 44.75 feet = 901.25 feet above sea level. At 902 Cooper is required to go into an alert status (the 2 out of 4 scale used by the NRC). Cooper is .75 feet from hitting 902 feet. The elevation of the plant is only 903 leaving 1.75 feet before they would have water at their doors. While sand bags and other technology is being implemented to try to hold back the water this is just cutting it way too close.
Entergy Energy operates Cooper Station for NPPD (Nebraska Power). Playing chicken with a flooding river may be a game Entergy wants to play with a high risk aging reactor.
It is doubtful people in the region or people in general would want to play this high risk
game of chicken. Even more so with a reactor known to become a major risk if it were to go into a station blackout as Fukushima did and that water infiltration is a considerable achilles heel of that design.
Please email NPPD and ask them to shut down Cooper Station NOW for the duration of the flood risk and to not wait until the last minute. email@example.com
You could also contact the secretary for the NPPD board of directors Jan Modelski at firstname.lastname@example.org
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