The aging nuclear plant has seen the cost of fighting the flood and the now needed repairs go up and that has strained their comparatively small corporate coffers.
OPPD will now have to borrow from other budgets and refinance their current debts in order to pay for flood repairs.
Yet it is one of the riskiest nuclear plants in the US due to its location at the river elevation on the banks of the Missouri river.
The plant was previously in trouble with the NRC for their inadequate flood plan that consisted of sand bags and did not even have a supplier lined up to purchase bags and sand from.
The improved plan struggled to keep water out of the plant and their outer protection, a water berm was punctured by a piece of heavy equipment.
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