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June 28th, 2011
09:22 PM ET

Flood creeps up on Nebraska nuclear plant

CNN's Brian Todd tours a nuclear plant in Nebraska that's now being threatened by flood waters.

RELATED: Nebraska nuclear plant officials reject comparisons to Fukushima

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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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RELATED: Flood threatens U.S. nuclear plant

WATCH "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" Tuesday at 6pm ET to see Brian Todd's report from Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant in Nebraska.

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June 27th, 2011
07:47 PM ET

Flood threatens U.S. nuclear plant

Managers at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station in Nebraska are concerned floods could trigger a disaster similar to the one in Japan. CNN's Brian Todd reports from Nebraska.

RELATED: NRC chairman to visit Nebraska nuclear plant surrounded by water

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