Fort Calhoun Station Remains Safe
OPPD’s Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station has been safely shut down since April 9, 2011, for a planned refueling outage. The Missouri River flooding of 2011 interrupted that outage work last summer due to the historic river levels.
Throughout all of the efforts at Fort Calhoun Station, nuclear safety remains the top priority as OPPD works to correct performance issues identified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) before completing the refueling outage and restarting the plant.
“OPPD leadership and our board of directors are committed to doing everything possible to return Fort Calhoun Station to a high level of performance in a safe, efficient and timely manner,” said OPPD President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Gates.
OPPD Shows Progress at Public Meeting
OPPD told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) about the progress it has made toward restarting Fort Calhoun Station during an NRC public meeting on March 27 in Omaha. OPPD discussed the various items it has completed in the restart checklist, its plans to continue its improved operating procedures and other information. After the formal presentations, the NRC opened the meeting for public comments and questions. View the complete presentation.
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