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Nuclear Plants / New Mexico Wildfire / Nebraska Flooding #1001386

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 27, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The threat to 3 nuclear plants due to fire and flooding introduced; map and inset scenes shown.

(Los Alamos, New Mexico: Janet Shamlian) The wildfires near the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory in New Mexico featured; scenes shown of the flames, evacuating traffic. [Los Alamos fire chief Doug TUCKER†, Los Alamos National Laboratory Rich MARQUEZ†- comment on efforts to protect the lab and employees.] [Residents Mike LOMBARD†, Joe COOK†- react.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Map of nuclear power plants shown.

(Fort Calhoun, Nebraska: Mike Taibbi) The threat to 2 plants in Nebraska from floodwaters from the Missouri River featured; scenes shown of water surrounding the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant and of NRC officials touring Cooper Nuclear Station. [NRC chairman Greg JACZKO†- says we don’t believe the plant is imposing an immediate threat.] [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James ACTON†- says the prospects of a significant release of radiation are very slim.]

Williams, Brian;
Shamlian, Janet;
Taibbi, Mike

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