NRC Discusses Status of Fort Calhoun

Jul 26, 2013

Fort Calhoun Station, Courtesy of OPPD

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, held a public meeting Wednesday night in Omaha to discuss the status of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant.

Lara Uselding, Public Affairs for Region 4 of the NRC, says 90 people attended the meeting on Wednesday where the NRC presented final results from a team inspection that looked at a number of items on the restart checklist. 

Uselding says the team reported 4 of 18 items have been adequately addressed by the license holder, OPPD so those items will be closed.  These included decision making and organizational effectiveness.

"The licensee has taken the necessary corrective actions and has met the security aspect on the restart checklist. OPPD completed a third party safety culture assessment that gave them a good understanding of human performance, as well as problem identification and resolution.”

Uselding says though OPPD is making progress on Fort Calhoun, there is a lot of work left to do. 

She says the NRC will continue to do independent verifications of ongoing work. 

Uselding says the next opportunity for public input will be in August or September.