Have you heard about the near-meltdown at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska? Chances are you haven’t since the incident at Fort Calhoun really hasn’t been a big story in the mainstream media, but it’s a story worth mentioning.
According to a report based on information provided by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant suffered a “catastrophic loss of cooling” to one of its idle spent fuel rod pools on June 7, 2011 after the plant, which is located about 20 minutes from Omaha, was inundated with water caused by the historic flooding of the Missouri River. The flooding resulted in a fire causing the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) to issue a “no-fly ban” over the area, and according to the report the Obama administration has ordered a news blackout relating to any information regarding the near catastrophic meltdown of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant.
UPDATE: It’s been pointed out by commenters (see below) that this story is a hoax. My apologies!