Posted 12 months ago
By Scott Carlson
But first they’ll have to convince federal regulators the plant is ready.
Omaha Public Power District officials showed off the progress Tuesday at the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant. The plant about 20 miles north of Omaha has been shut down since April 2011 because of a series of safety concerns and flooding.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says significant work remains at the plant. Spokeswoman Lara Uselding says the utility has addressed less than half of the more than 450 items on the plant restart checklist.
Regulators say they won’t let the plant restart unless they’re confident it is safe. They’re holding a public meeting Wednesday in Omaha.