23 Jun '11, 8pm

A flooded nuke plant in Nebraska can’t be good, right?

The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant near Omaha is basically sitting in a puddle of water after recent floods. That ... that can't be good, right? I mean, granted, nuclear fuel sort of sits in a puddle of water at the best of times -- that's how you keep it cool -- and a lot of the rumors floating around about the plant have turned out to be a bunch of bullroar . But even if there's no immediate danger from this plant -- which, as Rachel Maddow points out in the above clip, may or may not be true -- the image of the flooded nuclear power station is a pretty stunning reminder that the U.S. nuclear infrastructure is just as vulnerable as Japan's.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-06-23-a-flooded-nuke-plant...

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