TheIntelHub, June 22, 2011
Starting June 7th, a series of events unfolded which could lead to a Fukushima-style meltdown right here in America.
This meltdown would be caused by very similar reasons to the multiple total meltdowns that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in the Fukushima prefecture of Japan, sans earthquake.
At 0930 CDT on June 7th, a fire broke out in the West Switchgear room of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station and at 1000 CDT firefighting efforts began. The spent fuel rod cooling tank lost power, although according the NRC the power has been restored and the cooling function is operational.
The NRC reports, “The fire is not believed to be flood related.” No further detail, proof or explanation is provided.
The Omaha Public Power District, or OPPD, has published a brief article addressing the rumors surround Ft. Calhoun here. According to the OPPD, the no fly zone over the plant was established by the FAA and is completely unrelated to the possibility of problems at the plant.