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    • Mon, Jun 20 2011

    Second Nebraska Nuclear Plant Guarding Against Missouri Flood Waters

    Early Sunday the Cooper Nuclear Station notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of an unusual event, making it the second plant in Nebraska on guard against severe flooding along the Missouri river. A release from the Nebraska Public Power District said operators anticipated this weekend's notification as they carefully monitored river levels and planned for water releases by the Army Corps of...
    • Thu, Jun 9 2011

    NRC Monitors Second Event at Neb. Nuclear Plant Following Fire, Disruption of Spent-Fuel Cooling

    Already on guard from the rising waters of the adjacent Missouri River, the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant declared an alert Tuesday following an electrical fire that briefly disrupted spent-fuel cooling. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported that the plant, operated by the Omaha Public Power District, declared the alert about 10 minutes after a fire was detected in a switchgear room at 9:30 a.m. Automated...
    • Tue, Dec 21 2010

    Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy Awarded Uprate Contract for Fort Calhoun

    The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) announced that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc. (B&W NE) has been awarded a $24 million contract from Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) in Omaha, Neb., for uprate modifications at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station. The scope of work includes engineering and construction to replace critical components and associated plant modifications.
    • Tue, Nov 9 2010

    L-3 MAPPS’ Orchid Technology to Be Installed on Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant Simulator

    “The Fort Calhoun simulator refurbishment is one of L-3 MAPPS’ recent flagship projects and the largest U.S. nuclear power plant simulator replacement in over a decade,” said Michael Chatlani, vice president of marketing & sales for L-3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “It is gratifying that our hard work paid off and that OPPD is moving ahead with adopting Orchid.” L-3 MAPPS has...
    • Tue, Sep 7 2010

    Senator Kent Rogert wants Third Nuclear Power Plant in Nebraska

    - Edited By Tom Lamar - According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska Senator Kent Rogert supports a third nuclear power plant in his state. The possibility of a third plant in Nebraska will be discussed at a public hearing Sept. 17 in Blair. Senator Rogert is the primary sponsor of LR465, which would study the benefits of building a nuclear power plant next to Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station, owned by the Omaha...
    • Mon, Jul 6 2009

    NRC Names Jacob Wingebach Resident Inspector Fort Calhoun Plant

    The plant is operated by the Omaha Public Power District, is located about 20 miles north of near Omaha - By April Murelio - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has assigned Jacob Wingebach as a resident inspector at the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant. The plant, operated by the Omaha Public Power District, is located about 20 miles north of near Omaha, Neb. “Jacob Wingebach’s technical and regulatory...