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 Submits Report on FCS Readiness
On December 2, OPPD submitted to the NRC its Integrated Report to Support Restart of Fort Calhoun Station and Post-Restart Commitments for Sustained Improvement. In it, Chief Nuclear Officer Lou Cortopassi states, “The effectiveness of the important programs and processes at FCS has been significantly improved. Major improvements have been made in the safety and reliability of structures, systems, and components at FCS. The plant, the people, and the processes are ready to support safe and efficient restart and operation of FCS.”
The NRC will now review the plan as it decides on allowing FCS to restart.
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