Flood Fears Drop at Brownville Nuclear Plant

Omaha, NE.—After days of flood watching, the Cooper nuclear power plant in Brownville is back to normal operations.

When flood waters from the Missouri River threatened the plant helicopters dropped sandbags to secure Cooper.

While the plant continued to run at 100 percent capacity the last few weeks, Cooper was placed on the emergency plan’s so-called “Notice of Unusual Event.”

The N-U-E is a four-level safety ladder and since March 15th Cooper had been on the lowest and safest rung, according to the Nebraska Public Power District.