No big new issues found at Nebraska nuclear plant

Nov 8, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest tests performed on an idle nuclear power plant near Omaha revealed no significant new issues.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the utility that owns Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant released the results Thursday.

Last week, the water in the plant's power-generating system was heated up for several days to test its pressurized steam pipes.

Fort Calhoun has been idle since April 2011 because of flooding that year and a series of safety violations.

The fact that no big new issues were found means the Omaha Public Power District can continue working on the list of hundreds of items regulators say must be addressed before restart.

Regulators must sign off on the repairs and changes at the plant before Fort Calhoun restarts.

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