Rising flood waters throughout the American midwest have been largely ignored in recent weeks, in favor of stories about Anthony Weiner’s narcissistic sexcapades. Thousands of people have already been displaced by the flood, and rescue organizations are struggling to accommodate the influx of abandoned animals. Perhaps most disturbing of all, though, is the failure of the media — both mainstream and local — to accurately report on the situation at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant, which sits on the Missouri river about 20 miles north of Omaha. As a resident of the general area, I am particularly interested in why it isn’t being reported locally that OPPD, which owns and operates the plant, requested that the FAA issue a restriction of the airspace surrounding the plant.

Due to a lack of time, for now I’ll just list several relevant articles not already linked above:

Article at Business Insider

Truthout

Political Carnival

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