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Midlands Voices: Let's not write off nuclear power - Omaha Wor...
25 Apr 2016 at 6:02am

Midlands Voices: Let's not write off nuclear power
Omaha World-Herald
Closing a nuclear plant results in the loss of several hundred jobs and substantial tax revenue for local governments. Consider what might happen if either the Cooper or Fort Calhoun plants were suddenly closed. Each plant employs between 400 and 700 ...



Nuclear Plant Containment Failure: Overpressure - All Things N...
3 May 2016 at 10:00am

All Things Nuclear

Nuclear Plant Containment Failure: Overpressure
All Things Nuclear
Defense-in-depth is a primary element of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's approach to the safety of U.S. nuclear power plants. Many of the NRC's regulatory requirements seek to reduce the chances of reactor core meltdowns to as low as achievable ...



Nuclear plant gets vote of confidence as inspector says Fort C...
17 Mar 2016 at 5:38am

Nuclear plant gets vote of confidence as inspector says Fort Calhoun station can operate under year of normal oversight
Omaha World-Herald
Omaha Public Power District's nuclear power plant north of Omaha had no significant safety or security problems in 2015, according to the most recent safety report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency with oversight ...

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Six candidates vie for open spot on OPPD board as 2 others cha...
25 Apr 2016 at 5:30am

Omaha World-Herald

Six candidates vie for open spot on OPPD board as 2 others challenge incumbent
Omaha World-Herald
Hutchison advocates for a critical look at expensive issues such as the third-party management of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station and the district's plan to convert two coal-burning power units at the North Omaha Station to natural gas in 2023. ?Why ...



World-Herald editorial: OPPD races about vision - Omaha World-...
29 Apr 2016 at 6:22am

Omaha World-Herald

World-Herald editorial: OPPD races about vision
Omaha World-Herald
He promises to put his analytical skills to work for OPPD, anticipating threats. He's particularly interested in how the district is preparing to thwart cyberattacks on the electrical grid. He says he'd consider boosting output at Fort Calhoun Nuclear ...

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Suspicious Package Found At Fort Calhoun Power Plant Not An Ex...
3 Oct 2015 at 3:14am

WOWT

Suspicious Package Found At Fort Calhoun Power Plant Not An Explosive
WOWT
Police say a suspicious package discovered in a vehicle near the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant Friday morning turned out not to be an explosive device. An OPPD security officer noticed the suspicious package in a car parked outside the protected ...
OPPD: No explosives found at Ft. Calhoun Power PlantKETV Omaha
OPPD: Suspicious package at nuclear plant was high-voltage test deviceLincoln Journal Star
Suspicious device at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station was not a bomb, officials sayOmaha World-Herald
Blair Enterprise Publishing
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Spent Fuel Damage: Pool Criticality Accident - All Things Nuclear
26 Apr 2016 at 10:04am

All Things Nuclear

Spent Fuel Damage: Pool Criticality Accident
All Things Nuclear
To accommodate the significantly larger inventory of spent fuel that was forced to remain onsite due to the federal government's failing, early nuclear power plants reracked their spent fuel pools with what have been called high-density storage racks ...



Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant Goes Offline for Maintenance ...
21 Jul 2015 at 1:13am

1011now

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant Goes Offline for Maintenance Work
1011now
Operators at the Omaha Public Power District's Fort Calhoun Station nuclear power plant manually took the unit offline Monday morning to repair a water leak on one of the plant's four reactor coolant pumps. The public, the employees and the plant ...
Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station shuts down after water pump leakOmaha World-Herald
Fort Calhoun nuclear plant shuts down to repair water leakLincoln Journal Star
OPPD Nebraska shuts Fort Calhoun reactor for unplanned repairsReuters
PennEnergy
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Is rate hike in store for OPPD customers? Utility isn't ruling...
12 Apr 2016 at 5:36am

Is rate hike in store for OPPD customers? Utility isn't ruling it out
Omaha World-Herald
It's also continuing to contract with an outside company to manage the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant, which came under federal oversight five years ago after several safety lapses. Those factors influenced the OPPD board's decision late last year to ...



Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant back up and running - KLKN
16 Jun 2015 at 7:06pm

Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant back up and running
KLKN
BLAIR, Neb. (AP) The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant is back online after being shut down for several weeks for refueling and maintenance. The Omaha Public Power District said the nuclear plant about 20 miles north of Omaha reached full power Monday.

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Officials Return Full Power to Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant - 10...
31 Jul 2015 at 2:48am

1011now

Officials Return Full Power to Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant
1011now
OMAHA, Neb.-- Officials say the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant has returned to full power following a shutdown for repairs for a water leak. The Omaha Public Power District says the plant returned to full power Thursday afternoon. It first came back ...

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Part failure leads to special inspection at Fort Calhoun plant...
29 Jun 2015 at 11:58pm

KETV Omaha

Part failure leads to special inspection at Fort Calhoun plant
KETV Omaha
... high operating temperatures. The seal was replaced a second time to resolve the problem, but regulators want to better understand how it happened and whether workers' response was adequate. Fort Calhoun is owned by the Omaha Public Power District ...
Inspection to Begin at Fort Calhoun Nuclear StationWOWT

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Today In History - Waterbury Republican American
6 Apr 2016 at 3:56pm

Today In History
Waterbury Republican American
Five years ago: Japan ranked its nuclear crisis at the highest possible severity on an international scale ? the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster ? even as it insisted radiation leaks were declining at its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant. The ...

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Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant upgraded to 'Column One' stat...
31 Mar 2015 at 10:30pm

KETV Omaha

Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant upgraded to 'Column One' status
KETV Omaha
That comes after 60,000 hours of special inspections and assessments done by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Three and a half years later, OPPD's power plant has been upgraded to Column One status. "It's the column that says you're running your ...
OPPD: Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station emerges strongerOmaha World-Herald

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Regulators hold public meeting on Fort Calhoun nuke plant - Ba...
19 Mar 2016 at 10:30pm

Bakken.com

Regulators hold public meeting on Fort Calhoun nuke plant
Bakken.com
(AP) ? Federal regulators are offering the public the chance to ask questions about the recent performance of the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant. The power plant owned by the Omaha Public Power District sits on the banks of the Missouri River about ...

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Fort Calhoun Nuclear Waste Needs A Home - WOWT
27 Feb 2015 at 5:26pm

WOWT

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Waste Needs A Home
WOWT
Nebraskans have paid hundreds of millions of dollars to the federal government to store used nuclear fuel from the state's two nuclear power plants, but the feds aren't doing anything with it. Yet, the government keeps the money. Where is the nuclear ...



The Saturday Night Live Approach to Nuclear Safety: More Cowbe...
15 Sep 2015 at 10:11am

All Things Nuclear

The Saturday Night Live Approach to Nuclear Safety: More Cowbell!
All Things Nuclear
When performance levels dropped, Fort Calhoun moved into Column 2, Column 3, Column 4, and Column 5 (Column 5 marking when the NRC placed Fort Calhoun under its Manual Chapter 0350 process for especially troubled reactors.) On two occasions ...



More questions for Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant - Watchdog...
17 Sep 2014 at 4:16pm

Watchdog.org

More questions for Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant
Watchdog.org
Since the plant was coming off an extended outage, the Independent National Nuclear Accrediting Board asked for another 6 months of evaluation. While Fort Calhoun Station is still accredited, Lou Cortopassi, OPPD's Chief Nuclear Officer, is meeting ...
OPPD board candidate raises questions about nuclear training programKETV Omaha

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Ft. Calhoun nuclear plant closer to exiting government oversig...
10 Feb 2015 at 4:16pm

KETV Omaha

Ft. Calhoun nuclear plant closer to exiting government oversight
KETV Omaha
The NRC reserves Chapter 350 oversight for plants that remain in shutdown condition "due to significant performance and/or operational concerns." OPPD executives expect an NRC site survey team to visit Ft. Calhoun next week. They will review the plant ...



A change in climate needed for nuclear power - Bulletin of the...
14 Oct 2015 at 6:46pm

A change in climate needed for nuclear power
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The most recent example was the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska, shut down between April 2011 and December 2013. Much of the reason for this problem can be laid to management?a term which Merriam-Webster defines as the ?judicious use of ...



5 May 2016 at 9:58pm