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June 15, 2011BROWNVILLE, NE |  By: Wayman

Cooper Preps

As Missouri River floodwater spreads, preparations continue at our region's nuclear power plant.

Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville Nebraska has been working for several weeks on plans, since it sits on the river and actually uses the water for some operations. Dave Montgomery is the Emergency Preparedness Manager for the nuclear station and says they just don't expect the river levels to impact the plant but they are getting ready just in case.

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Montgomery adds there is a last-case scenario they don't expect to happen. If flooding on the Missouri gets too severe, they are prepared to shut down all operations at Cooper Nuclear to keep employees and the region safe.