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Nuclear regulators plan public meeting to give update on Nebraska power plant


OMAHA, Nebraska — Federal regulators are planning another update on the performance of a Nebraska nuclear plant that was offline for nearly three years before restarting in 2013.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting in Omaha on April 9 to discuss the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant.

Fort Calhoun, which sits about 20 miles north of Omaha, was shut down from April 2011 until December 2013.

It initially shut down for routine maintenance, but significant flooding in 2011, a small fire and a series of safety violations forced it to remain closed.

Omaha Public Power District must demonstrate Fort Calhoun can operate safely before regulators will ease its inspections.

The meeting will run from 6-9 p.m. on April 9 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Thompson Center.

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