Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Flooded

One of two Nebraska nuclear power stations located near the Missouri River is submerged in flood waters, Reuters reports. A hole tore in a 2000-foot, inflatable barrier placed around the facility, allowing over two feet of water to pour into containment buildings and electrical transformers.

But the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there's no need to worry: The plant has been off line since April, leaving no chance of a meltdown. Last week, Cooper Nuclear Station, another nuclear power plant in the area, declared a "Notification of Unusual Event" after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released water from two dams. Water levels around that plant have been receding, however.

Bottom line: There's no reason to yet be alarmed, but so soon after Fukushima, who wouldn't be? [Reuters, photo via AP]