NRC to discuss Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting with Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) officials on Sep. 24 to discuss status of the recovery efforts underway at the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant. The plant is located 19 miles north of Omaha, Neb.

The meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sep. 24, at the Comfort Inn & Suites located at 7007 Grover St., Omaha. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions on topics related to the NRC’s oversight and inspections at Fort Calhoun.

The NRC will provide an update on its inspection and oversight activities at the site. OPPD will provide the current status of actions it’s taken to address the items on the restart checklist.

Fort Calhoun entered into the NRC’s increased oversight category in 2011 after it shut down for a refueling outage. The outage was extended due to historic Missouri River flooding followed by an electrical fire and other restart complications.