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The Fort Calhoun nuclear power station in Fort Calhoun, Neb., currently shut down for refueling, is surrounded by flood waters from the Missouri River, Tuesday, June 14, 2011. (AP)
The Fort Calhoun nuclear power station in Fort Calhoun, Neb., currently shut down for refueling, is surrounded by flood waters from the Missouri River, Tuesday, June 14, 2011. (AP)

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  • Nancy Gaarder, staff writer for the Omaha World-Herald

Flood control authorities call it uncharted territory: battling flood waters around a nuclear power plant. Two Nebraska nuclear plants are shoring up against floodwaters with sandbags, water-filled rubber walls and earthen berms. The power companies that operate the plants say they are safe, even if the waters continue to rise.

This segment aired on June 20, 2011.

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