Brownville, Sep 3: Officials at a nuclear power plant in the southeast corner of Nebraska say tremors from the Oklahoma earthquake were felt at the plant. Nebraska Public Power District’s Cooper Nuclear Station south of Brownville declared an “unusual event” just after 7.00 AM (local time) because of the minor tremors. Officials say there was no damage to the plant or equipment, and no threat to the public or plant personnel occurred.
The plant continued operating today, but station personnel increased monitoring of plant equipment, per the plant’s policy. Station emergency preparedness manager Jim Stough says the nuclear station was built to withstand some earthquakes and other scenarios that are likely to occur in the region. Officials say local, county, state, and federal agencies were notified of the event.