June 27th, 2011
11:18 AM ET

NRC chairman to visit Nebraska nuclear plant surrounded by water

The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expected Monday to visit a Nebraska power plant surrounded by Missouri River floodwater.

The Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station, about 20 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska, is one of two in the state that has been getting increased attention from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission amid historic flooding along the Missouri River.

The Fort Calhoun plant, which has been shut down since April for refueling, has as much as two feet of water in places.  The plant's parking lot is among the areas flooded, requiring plant workers to navigate a catwalk to reach the plant. 

NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko is scheduled to visit the Fort Calhoun plant on Monday morning.

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  1. jfc1

    oh, come on. They just literally want to make Nebraska a red state.

    June 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    One of the reasons that Missouri should vote no to another plant and no to nuclear energy. We have a chance to change the way we get our energy, pay less, use energy that is enviornmentally safe, and not pay big bonus' to the suits. The Ameren company is now charging us in Missouri a fee in case they want to build another and are also trying to pass a bill that says nuclear plants are natural energy. Vote no Missouri and no to the republican and Democrats bases that are pushing this thru. Retire the Calhoun county nuclear plant and tell Amneren to take a hike.

    June 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    @Scottish Mama:
    Are you kidding me? They want to say that Nuclear Power is natural energy?
    Oh. My. God!
    What will they think of next?

    June 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • scottish Mama

      Banasy no joke. Missouri Bill 228 and it also was suppose to make our electric bills 40% higher in advance to pay for the nuclear plant.

      June 28, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    i guess i have to change my email address to post today.. they banned all my comments

    June 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    i guess my comment about everyone flushing there toliets at the same time struck a nerve

    June 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. EVIL MISSOURI BIRD KILLER

    I Like chicken fried jayhawks..

    June 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    @Ruffie:
    Are you being a potty-mouth again?

    June 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT'S MEGASIZED TOY MIN-PIN

    not really i was makeing fun of the troll and now my email is banned...

    so i guess the troll wins

    June 27, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RUFFNUTT

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    June 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. McPurp

    Im guessing my email has been banned also, not too sure why, Iv never used any abusive language

    June 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    Yeah, mine's been banned, too.
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    I must have corrected somebody too vigorously.
    Oh, well....

    June 27, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. cissy

    shut up ruffnut i know you work for CNN your prob a filter

    June 28, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |