Fort Calhoun nuclear plant hopes to restart by June 30

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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:00 am

The utility that owns the troubled Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in eastern Nebraska says it hopes to have the plant ready to operate by the end of June, despite word Friday that it has a long way to go before federal regulators allow it to restart.

The plant that sits on the Missouri River north of Omaha has been closed since April 2011. It initially went offline for routine maintenance, but flooding along the Missouri River and a series of safety violations forced it to stay closed.

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