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Nebraska nuclear plant officials reject comparisons to Fukushima
June 28th, 2011
01:50 PM ET

Nebraska nuclear plant officials reject comparisons to Fukushima

Fort Calhoun, Nebraska (CNN) - Tim Nellenbach is on a mission as he shows a small group of journalists around his workplace. The manager of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant and his colleagues are bent on dispelling rumors about the condition of their facility: rumors about a meltdown, about a loss of power. The rumors are patently false, they say, and it's frustrating to have to deal with them while also battling a genuine crisis.

These officials are also acutely aware of comparisons to the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March, which crippled a nuclear power plant there, leading to the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

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  1. John Epley sr

    Felt quake in greer, sc...not like when I was in Japan, but still unusual on east coast.

    August 23, 2011 at 4:59 pm |

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