Worker Burned in Gas Pump Fire Outside Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant

A portable gasoline pump caught fire Thursday at a security building near the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant and seriously burned a worker.

The Omaha Public Power District, which owns the plant, said the worker was airlifted to a hospital in Lincoln, Neb., with burns on his arms and face. He had been refilling a gas tank when the fire occurred. OPPD said the security building is not part of the nuclear plant grounds.

Fort Calhoun, north of Omaha, and the power district's Cooper nuclear plant downstream both remain under unusual event notifications because of extreme flooding along the Missouri River.

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