Officials to discuss Neb. nuclear plant’s recovery


July 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) – Officials are starting to think about what it will take to clean up the flood damage around Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant and get it running again once the Missouri River recedes.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a July 27 meeting with Omaha Public Power District officials to talk about Fort Calhoun’s recovery.

Much of the nuclear plant about 20 miles north of Omaha remains surrounded by floodwaters, but the plant itself remains dry inside. And Fort Calhoun will stay shut down until after the flooding eases sometime in the fall.

Regulators will meet with utility officials at Omaha’s downtown Doubletree Inn.