1:41 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

OPPD considering 6.9 percent rate hike

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Power District is considering a general rate increase of 6.9 percent.

It would be the district's biggest rate increase in 10 years.

Read more
3:06 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Middle East Forum focuses on U.S. foreign policy, relations with Iran, Syria, other nations

UNO professors Moshe Gershovich, Curtis Hutt, and Ramazan Kilinc spoke at a forum last week on the Middle East.
Credit Katie Schubert / KIOS-FM

Two UNO experts on the Middle East say they’re optimistic there are options other than war with Iran over its disputed nuclear program. 

Read more
12:03 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Exelon Nuclear Partners takes over operations of Fort Calhoun Station

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station.

Chicago-based Exelon Nuclear Partners has assumed day-to-day operations at the Fort Calhoun Station.

Read more
10:50 am
Wed July 18, 2012

OPPD hopeful Fort Calhoun Station can reopen in September

Fort Calhoun Station.

The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant could reopen in September, but only if it’s safe to do so.

OPPD and NRC updated the status of Fort Calhoun Station at a public meeting Tuesday night. The nuclear plant closed last April for refueling, and remained shut down during the Missouri River flooding.

Read more
General News
2:05 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

NRC Holds Open House to Discuss Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant
Courtesy of OPPD

The community was invited to attend an Open House with The Nuclear Regulatory Commission this afternoon in Omaha. 

The NRC held the event to address community members one on one about their concerns regarding the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant. OPPD operates the nuclear plant, which was shut down in April last year because of flooding along the Missouri River. 

Read more
1:55 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

NRC confirms serious safety threat findings at Fort Calhoun Station

Fort Calhoun Station
courtesy OPPD

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.

Missouri River Flooding
2:17 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

OPPD: we take full responsibility for "broad performance issues" at Ft. Calhoun Station

OPPD officials say the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station won’t reopen until they’re confident safety issues at the plant are resolved.

Utility leaders met in Washington, D.C., Wednesday with the NRC to update performance issues at the plant. Fort Calhoun Station has been closed since last April. Since then, the NRC has cited OPPD for multiple violations at the plant, including being ill-prepared for a flood. NRC officials say a fire at the plant last June also wasn’t reported within the required time frame.

Read more