NRC confirms serious safety threat findings at Fort Calhoun Station

Apr 10, 2012

The NRC has confirmed a finding that an electrical fire last June at the Fort Calhoun Station was a serious safety risk.

Tuesday’s report follows a preliminary finding issued last month by the Commission. The June 7, 2011 fire caused an alert to be issued at the nuclear plant. It was closed at the time due to Missouri River flooding.

NRC Region 4 spokeswoman Lara Uselding says the finding is a so-called “red” threat, meaning it’s a high safety significant issue.

Uselding says OPPD accepted the findings and corrected the problem. A team of NRC inspectors remains at Fort Calhoun Station, and the plant won’t reopen until all issues there are corrected.