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June 10, 2011BROWNVILLE, NE |  By: Wayman

Nuclear Flood

Sandbagging continues at our region's nuclear power plant.

Cooper Nuclear Power Plant at Brownville Nebraska sits on the Missouri River and has water intakes from the Missouri for the operations. Cooper spokesman Mark Becker says about 300 people have been working for the past 2 weeks making sure the emergency plan is in place if the flood waters would reach the plant.

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Becker adds Cooper Nuclear does plan on continuing to operate even if the river floods. He says the Missouri River will have to rise another four feet before sandbagging on inside doors at the facility would start. Current forecasts show that may have to happen around Wednesday of next week.