Twenty five years ago the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident was non stop coverage and was considered an extremely big deal. Now we have had two major nuclear events in the past three months and it is barely mentioned. First one was after the Japan earthquake on March 11, 2010 and the second one is in Nebraska.
Currently, as I am writing this, the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant is at a stage 4 emergency and airspace over the facility has been closed by the FAA. Omaha Public Power District denies the facility is at a stage four alert and claims the airspace is closed because of flooding although cannot explain why the FAA only has the airspace over the nuclear facility closed.
"The Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Facility is an island right now but it is one that authorities say is going to stay dry. They say they have a number of redundant features to protect the facility from flood waters that include the aqua dam, earthen berms and sandbags."
They said the same thing about the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan too.
Stay tuned. The flooding in the midwest appears to be the start of something far worse. With obama pressuring Israel to give up more land, I would not be surprised if the United States has either a major earthquake or another major disaster soon. If nothing else, watch for food prices to rise since so much of the nations farmland is under water or suffering other adverse weather.