Ft. Calhoun nuclear plant fueled up in anticipation of restart

Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant fueled up restart Nuclear Regulatory Commission NRC Omaha Public Power District OPPD Exelon Nuclear Partners flood

The 482 MW Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska is loaded with fuel and ready to restart – if regulators allow it to do so.

According to the Associated Press, plant owner and operator Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) met with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Texas August 27 to discuss the status of the plant, which has been shut down since April 2011. The plant was originally down for a planned maintenance outage, but flooding in the plant from the nearby Missouri River has kept the plant closed since.

The NRC told OPPD in February there were three directives that must be taken before the plant can be restarted. OPPD turned over day-to-day management of the plant to Exelon Nuclear Partners (NYSE: EXC) in August 2012.

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