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U.S. Nuclear Sites in Harm's Way

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: Not one, but two U.S. nuclear sites are under threat by natural disasters. As of Tuesday, June 28 2011, both the Fort Calhoun plant in Nebraska and the Los Alamos nuclear weapons facility in New Mexico are in harm's way. The Nebraska plant, located along the record-breaking flooded Missouri river, is currently surrounded by about two feet of water. The facility is designed to withstand at least eight more feet of water, is reportedly dry inside and shut down. Officials are downplaying comparisons to Japan's Fukushima meltdowns, despite having lost power briefly on Sunday. Meanwhile, in New Mexico, the Los Alamos facility is shut down as raging wildfires inch closer to the site. The Las Conchas fire has already created a small fire on Monday on the nuclear lab's property near Technical Area 49 — which was once used for radioactive explosives testing. According to a U.S. Forest Service press release: "About one acre burned and the Lab has detected no off-site releases of contamination."
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