Nebraska Nuclear Safety

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Federal regulators will get another update on a Nebraska utility's plan to repair and restart a nuclear power plant that has been shut down since last spring.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans to meet with Omaha
Public Power District officials on Wednesday to discuss the Fort
Calhoun nuclear power plant, which is 20 miles north of Omaha.

This is the second such meeting since the NRC imposed tough
oversight on Fort Calhoun. Regulators say several problems have
been found at the plant that were unrelated to last summer's
flooding along the Missouri River.

OPPD has hired experts from Exelon Nuclear Partners to help
oversee repairs and get Fort Calhoun ready to restart later this
year. Exelon is the largest operator of U.S. nuclear plants.

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