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Update Today On Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant

Update Today On Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant

By Julie Hawkins. CREATED Jan 8, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Federal regulators will get an update on the efforts to restart the troubled Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant on Tuesday.

Omaha Public Power District officials will brief the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Maryland and answer questions.
The meeting, which will also include a report from NRC inspectors, will be broadcast online at http://1.usa.gov/13e4una .
The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant sits 20 miles north of Omaha. It was initially shut down for refueling maintenance in April 2011, but flooding along the Missouri River and a series of safety violations forced it to stay closed.
Regulators and OPPD officials all say Fort Calhoun won't be restarted until they're sure it's safe.