First, the Gulf Coast and Houston was hit by Category 4 #HurricaneHarvey. Second, catastrophic flooding hit, as the now tropical storm is deluging the area with up to 50 inches of rain. Third, as if that is not enough, multiple dams are in danger of catastrophic failure, so they are releasing huge amounts of water to prevent their overtopping, because they are both earth dams, which cannot be allowed to over top, at all, ever.
Fourth, and worst of all, a nuclear plant nearby is being threatened with melt down due to flooding from the nearby Colorado river, which will reach catastrophic never seen before flood stages. Instead of shutting down, the STP nuclear plant is operating at full power. This nuclear plant has the equivalent of thousands of nuclear bombs that could go off if the plant floods and melts down/out, as Fukushima did already. The Colorado river will rise to over 50 feet, 28 feet higher than ever seen before in the history of this site and a nearby town.
The danger is that the flooding water will erode and/or destroy the earthen dike around the nuclear plant, and/or flood the nuclear plant. If the nuclear plant loses its cooling water or if it floods, a catastrophic melt down will result, with the release of thousands of nuclear bombs worth of radiation going where the winds blow it.
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