Nebraska utilities discuss nuke plant flood threat

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The utilities that own Nebraska’s two nuclear power plants plan to examine flooding hazards at the plants which sit on the banks of the Missouri River.

Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission plan to meet with the representatives of Nebraska and Omaha Public Power Districts on Friday.

The utilities are re-evaluating flood risks at Fort Calhoun and Cooper nuclear power plants as part of the industry’s response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

Part of Friday’s meeting where the utilities will discuss when they can complete their flood review will be public. But part of the meeting that focuses on interim measures that might be taken to improve flood defenses at the plants will private.

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