An Era Ends at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant

Victor Dricks Senior Public Affairs Officer Region IV Shortly before 1 p.m. Monday, operators in the control room of the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant pushed a red button, initiating an automatic shutdown of the reactor. So ended commercial operations for the nation’s smallest nuclear power plant, located along the Missouri River, about 20 miles … Continue reading “An Era Ends at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant”

Fort Calhoun: Heat-Up, But Not Start Up

Lara Uselding Public Affairs Officer Region IV   Following a two-and-a-half year shutdown, Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) is ready to heat up Fort Calhoun’s reactor coolant system to inspect for any leaks. Heat-up is not the same as restarting the plant. The plant has been shut down since April 2011 for a refueling outage. … Continue reading “Fort Calhoun: Heat-Up, But Not Start Up”