Nebraska Nuclear Plant Flood

by on Jun.17, 2011, under The General Pursuit

Google News Search yields no mainstream coverage of this flooded Nuclear Reactor in Nebraska, yet we are all up to day on the trials and tribulations of Casey Anthony Weiner.

You think the News Networks figure Americans aren’t interested in a potential nuclear meltdown? Or maybe is it that General Electric is both a nuclear reactor manufacturer and a major advertising customer?

Flooded Nebraska Nuclear Reactor

George Washington is on it. He stays after it. Click here for George’s Blog.

FAA closes airspace over flooded nuclear reactor in Nebraska? What? You’re kidding? Why? Oh. Don’t want video shot. I see. Or maybe I don’t. Click here for FAA notice.

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2 Comments for this entry

  • Ed Darrell

    FAA has a no-fly zone over every nuclear power plant in America. Thus, it is not unusual that there is a no-fly zone over two nuclear power plants in Nebraska, Nebraska being part of the United States since 1803.

    This story has been covered pretty well by “mainstream” media, including at least two local television stations affiliated with NBC and CBS, the award-winning Omaha World-Herald, the Associated Press wire (whose reports on these power plants and the floods now show up in newspapers around the world), and the CBS national wire.

    The reality is that there isn’t much of a story here to cover. U.S. nuclear power plants have made dramatic but adequate and so-far working well preparations for flooding from the Missouri River; no leak of radiation, not really much different from everyday operations at either plant.

    Pick any dog-bites-man story from yesterday, you will find it was covered much less well than this flooding in mainstream media; those dogbites were covered even less well in non-mainstream media.

    Stick with the facts, it’s a pretty brief, straightforwards story. Come to Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub, get the facts.

  • admin

    While it certainly looks like these Nebraska Nuclear Stations have avoided catastrophe, news coverage of flooded reactors, especially after what happened recently in Japan, is conspicuous in its absence. Clearly someone did not want the visual of flooded nuclear power plants imprinted into the minds of Americans.

    It was certainly more newsworthy and interesting than the constant flood coverage of weeks prior, in which numerous national shows repeatedly showed reporters standing in Mississippi river floodwater in Memphis neighborhoods, and around evacuated casinos in Tunica, Mississippi.

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