[ RadSafe ] Forwarded was Ft. Calhoun

Thompson, Dewey L DThompson3 at ameren.com
Mon Jun 27 20:20:18 CDT 2011

They reconnected off site power earlier this afternoon.  

I was told they had topped off the fuel tanks for at least 30 days full load.

Nebraska is REAL flat in that area of the country, so getting more fuel or other mitigation activities should be of little concern. 

Numbers that I think are close to correct are 1005, 1008, and 1014. They shut down at 1005 ft.  The river it is a risin, so the song goes, but should crest at 1008 ft. Their design bases is 1014 ft.   

The berm was put in to protect electrical gear and provide personnel access. It was never needed to protect the design bases.  I'm sure they wish that forklift driver had not punched a hole in it though.  

They expect to be static until late August. There were mountain areas that got 60 feet of snow, and there is a LOT of water that needs to come out of the Missouri River Basin. 


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Date: June 27, 2011 4:18:52 PM CDT
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Is the plant receiving power from an outside source at this time, or just from the generators on-site?  How long can the generators run w/out more fuel being required and is fuel transport a problem.

Also, how long are the waters projected to be high enough to require the berms to protect the plant?

Sorry about all the questions, I'm just interested...


Joel Baumbaugh
San Diego 

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