Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station back online after ice problems

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 12:00 am

Days after shutting down the reactor at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station to deal with iced-over equipment, the Omaha Public Power District has restarted it.

The plant recently came out of a cold shutdown that lasted nearly three years. It had been online for only a few weeks when workers spotted ice on one of six floodgates that regulate the amount of Missouri River water being pumped into the plant.

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