Flooding Not a Concern at Fort Calhoun

OMAHA - Federal regulators say concerns about the unlikely event of a dam failing on the Missouri River won't keep the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant from restarting. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Victor Dricks said Wednesday the flood analysis that was done for Fort Calhoun is preliminary, and was designed to look at the consequences of a worst-case scenario. The analysis of the worst-possible flood threat at Fort Calhoun was done because of last summer's record Missouri River flooding. Dricks says the NRC didn't conduct a similar analysis for Nebraska's other nuclear plant, NPPD's Cooper station, because it is roughly 100 miles downstream.