Top nuke official in Nebraska

June 23rd, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory Jaczko, arrived in Nebraska just after news broke that an earthen berm around the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant had collapsed around 1:00am Sunday morning. Officials say the plant is safe. Jaczko will meet with reporters Monday afternoon.

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Flooding may affect energy costs

June 23rd, 2011

By Ben Bohall

Omaha, NE – With the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant temporarily shut down, and Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville surrounded by water, concerns are now being raised about how the Missouri flooding might impact energy costs for Nebraskans.

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Power plant workers exposed to radioactivity

April 13th, 2011

By Ben Bohall

Omaha, NE – Over a week ago, three workers were exposed to radiation at the Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, Nebraska after workers failed to follow proper procedure.

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Questions raised about nuclear safety

April 4th, 2011

By Ben Bohall

Omaha, NE – The aftermath of Japan’s recent nuclear crisis has left many in the United States questioning the overall safety of nuclear power plants across the country, including here in the heartland.

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