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OPPD Says Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant Ready To Restart

 
OPPD Says Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant Ready To Restart

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Omaha Public Power District Officials say the Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant, that has been idle since April 2011, says the troubled plant is now ready to restart, but federal regulators will make the final decision.

OPPD officials submitted a 139-page report to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week making the case that the Fort Calhoun plant is ready.

An NRC spokeswoman says regulators are still reviewing the latest repairs.  Lou Cortopassi manages the plant and says they addressed Fort Calhoun's problems, and it is ready to operate safely.

Fort Calhoun initially shut down for routine maintenance, but significant flooding in 2011, a small fire and a series of safety violations forced it to remain closed.

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