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Midlands Voices: OPPD shouldn't close Fort Calhoun - Omaha Wor...
27 May 2016 at 6:07am

Blair Enterprise Publishing

Midlands Voices: OPPD shouldn't close Fort Calhoun
Omaha World-Herald
The announcement that the Omaha Public Power District is considering closing the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station was a real shock to the community (Omaha World-Herald, May 13, ?OPPD's Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant Has Become Too Expensive to Run, ...
OPPD chief presents nuclear plant plan in BlairBlair Enterprise Publishing
News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challengesGering Citizen
NPPD says Cooper Nuclear Station is a valuable resourceNebraska Radio Network

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"Save Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Station" gains momentum - KMTV
24 May 2016 at 3:53am

KMTV

"Save Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Station" gains momentum
KMTV
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) - It's one of the economic engines that drives Washington County, the Omaha Public Power District's Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant. The plant has been operating since 1973 and employs nearly 700 people.
Surrender at Ft. CalhounEnergy Collective

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OPPD CEO recommends closing Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant -...
12 May 2016 at 11:15pm

KETV Omaha

OPPD CEO recommends closing Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant
KETV Omaha
After a fire and flood in 2011, there was around-the-clock work to get the plant back online. CEO Tim Burke got emotional speaking about it and when he congratulated Fort Calhoun's employees on coming back from the shutdown and improving performance ...
Nebraska Utility Head Recommends Closing Nuclear Power PlantABC News
OPPD's Fort Calhoun nuclear plant has become too expensive to run, company saysOmaha World-Herald
OPPD looks to shut down Fort Calhoun nuclear plantLincoln Journal Star
Nebraska Radio Network
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Fort Calhoun never feared its nuclear plant, but now it fears ...
15 May 2016 at 5:29am

Omaha World-Herald

Fort Calhoun never feared its nuclear plant, but now it fears its loss
Omaha World-Herald
And Frakes knows Fort Calhoun is the nation's smallest nuclear plant, not able to take advantage of economies of scale. Frakes has a friend who works at a nuclear plant in Arizona that Frakes says produces nearly 10 times as much power with only three ...



Blair, Washington County residents react to Fort Calhoun nucle...
13 May 2016 at 3:24am

KETV Omaha

Blair, Washington County residents react to Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant news
KETV Omaha
The news that the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant could close shocked a lot of people Thursday. Down the road in Blair, residents are worried about their friends: the hundreds of employees who live in their community.



UPDATE: OPPD recommends ceasing operations at Ft. Calhoun - KE...
12 May 2016 at 4:31pm

KETV Omaha

UPDATE: OPPD recommends ceasing operations at Ft. Calhoun
KETV Omaha
KETV NewsWatch 7 learned one of those recommendations is closing Fort Calhoun Station. It turns out it's just too expensive to run a nuclear power plant in 2016, with energy prices cheaper than in recent years. "In general, without knowing the specific ...



OPPD will ?absorb as many as possible? if Fort Calhoun Station...
16 May 2016 at 6:38pm

KVNO News

OPPD will ?absorb as many as possible? if Fort Calhoun Station closes
KVNO News
OPPD's nuclear power station at Fort Calhoun costs $250 million/year to operate. (Photo courtesy of OPPD). Omaha Public Power District said its Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant is too expensive to operate. Last week, OPPD's president said shutting the ...
The Public Pulse, May 17: We need Fort Calhoun power plantOmaha World-Herald
Omaha PPD Recommends Closing Fort Calhoun, Nation's Smallest Nuclear PlantRTO Insider
'Save FCS' effort beginsBlair Enterprise Publishing
Kallanish Energy (subscription) -Utility Dive
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10 Near Misses at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Considered Precurs...
24 May 2016 at 2:38pm

EcoWatch

10 Near Misses at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Considered Precursors to a Meltdown
EcoWatch
Following the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Greenpeace USA released a new report Tuesday on the 166 near misses at U.S. nuclear power plants over the past decade. Of the incidents identified in Nuclear Near Misses: A Decade of ...

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The Public Pulse, May 26: Fort Calhoun nuclear plant closing w...
26 May 2016 at 7:44pm

The Public Pulse, May 26: Fort Calhoun nuclear plant closing would affect families
Omaha World-Herald
We found that with Omaha Public Power District and Fort Calhoun. The Fort Calhoun plant ... I hope the OPPD board of directors will remember the families of Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station employees when it votes next month. Closing the plant would not ...

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World-Herald editorial: Times, energy mix change - Omaha World...
19 May 2016 at 6:02am

Omaha World-Herald

World-Herald editorial: Times, energy mix change
Omaha World-Herald
Omaha's public utility is weighing whether to shutter the nation's smallest nuclear power plant and get out of the nuclear energy business. Omaha Public Power District's decision next month on whether to close Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station is the latest ...



OPPD meets with Washington County residents - KMTV
25 May 2016 at 3:52am

KMTV

OPPD meets with Washington County residents
KMTV
BLAIR, Neb. - More than 600 jobs are on the line as the Omaha Public Power District considers closing the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant. OPPD CEO Tim Burke recommended closing the plant at a meeting earlier this month. Since that announcement ...



NEI's Fertel Calls For Help "Sooner, Rather Than Later" - Nucl...
23 May 2016 at 4:11pm

Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)

NEI's Fertel Calls For Help "Sooner, Rather Than Later"
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
Recently, the Omaha Public Power District said that its executive team had recommended to its board of directors to close the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant. Exelon has threatened to close plants Quad Cities and Clinton plants in Illinois unless a state ...
NEI: More than a dozen nuclear plants 'at risk' of early closureUtility Dive
More than dozen nuclear plants 'at risk' of early closure: NEIKallanish Energy (subscription)

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Variable Annual License Fees For Smaller Reactors - If They're...
26 May 2016 at 1:02pm

Forbes

Variable Annual License Fees For Smaller Reactors - If They're Light Water
Forbes
Nearly eight years ago the Nuclear Regulatory formally recognized that its existing annual license fee structure might be unfair and inequitable for licensees that operate reactors that produce far less power than the existing fleet of behemoths, the ...

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Navy vets retired from first nuclear plant crew - Blair Enterp...
20 May 2016 at 2:40pm

Blair Enterprise Publishing

Navy vets retired from first nuclear plant crew
Blair Enterprise Publishing
More than four decades after it achieved its first criticality ? an industry term for a sustained fission chain reaction ? the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station (FCS) may be entering its last six months in operation. The Omaha Public Power District (OPPD ...



Two Exelon Nuclear Plants Fail to Clear PJM Auction - POWER ma...
25 May 2016 at 6:37pm

POWER magazine

Two Exelon Nuclear Plants Fail to Clear PJM Auction
POWER magazine
The news comes on the heels of Exelon's announcement earlier this month that it would retire its Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear plants if wide-ranging energy legislation to save the two plants and boost solar development is not passed during the ...

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Another Operating Nuclear Plant is Slated for Closure - Execut...
18 May 2016 at 3:20pm

Another Operating Nuclear Plant is Slated for Closure
Executive Intelligence Review (EIR)
The 479-MW plant produces 34% of the Power District's electricity. The Board of the Power District will review the recommendation, with a vote expected on June 16th. Fort Calhoun now joins a half-dozen other operating U.S. nuclear plants, shut down ...

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Editorial, 5/25: Don't forget atom's might - Lincoln Journal Star
25 May 2016 at 5:11am

Editorial, 5/25: Don't forget atom's might
Lincoln Journal Star
At the height of the Cold War era nuclear plants popped up across the country. Now they are dwindling in number. Since 2013 seven plants have been slated for decommissioning, even though proponents of nuclear power warn that closing the plants will ...



Fifteen to 20 nuclear units in US 'at risk' of shutdown: indus...
19 May 2016 at 10:25pm

Fifteen to 20 nuclear units in US 'at risk' of shutdown: industry official
Platts
... respectively, due to such factors, the company has said. The Omaha Public Power District said last week it is recommending to the district's board of directors that its Fort Calhoun plant in Nebraska be shut because other generating options are ...

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NRC to discuss safety assessment of Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant...
24 May 2016 at 4:23am

Press of Atlantic City

NRC to discuss safety assessment of Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant on Thursday
Press of Atlantic City
?Our annual assessments allow us to step back at regular intervals and size up plant performance,? NRC acting Region I Administrator David Lew said in the statement. ?In the case of Oyster Creek, the plant is currently under our normal level of ...

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Innovation in energy - Rapid City Journal
22 May 2016 at 5:03am

Innovation in energy
Rapid City Journal
On Sunday, Omaha Public Power District announced that it intended to close the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant because the costs to operate the plant were too high. The news will certainly be a blow to the community of Blair and Washington County, since the ...



27 May 2016 at 10:01pm