AUBURN – Nebraska Public Power District is reporting an “unusual event” this morning after a maintenance crew discovered a hydrogen leak on the non-nuclear system.
The leak was discovered in the main plant area at 11:18 a.m. and NPPD reports that repairs are underway.
NPPD: “The plant is stable and continues to operate at this time. There is no threat to the public. NPPD has notified the appropriate local, county, state and federal agencies.”
A notice of unusual event indicate a potential degradation in the level of safety at the station. It is considered the least serious of plant emergencies.
Cooper Nuclear Station is located three miles southeast of Brownville.