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Airspace over flooded Nebraska nuclear plant closed by FAA

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Airspace Over Flooded Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Still Closed
Ricky Kreitner | Jun. 15, 2011, 4:02 PM

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant is an island, but authorities are hoping it stays dry.

A fire in Nebraska’s Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant briefly knocked out the cooling process for spent nuclear fuel rods, ProPublica reports.

The fire occurred on June 7th, and knocked out cooling for approximately 90 minutes. After 88 hours, the cooling pool would boil dry and highly radioactive materials would be exposed.

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