Regulators to discuss Neb. nuclear plant’s repairs


July 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Federal regulators will provide another update on the efforts to repair the troubled Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant.  The power plant, which sits across from Iowa on the Missouri River about 20 miles north of Omaha, has been offline for 27 months.  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.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokeswoman Lara Uselding says Fort Calhoun is making progress, but the Omaha Public Power District still has to address 15 items on the restart checklist. Regulators must sign off before the plant can restart.

The meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ramada Plaza Hotel near 72nd Street and Interstate 80 in Omaha.