Millions of dollars in overtime costs are big part of Fort Calhoun repair bill

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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 12:00 am

The nearly three-year effort to bring the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station back online has cost ratepayers millions of dollars in overtime pay.

Overtime peaked this year as the Omaha Public Power District scrambled to get the plant running again. Through November, $14 million in overtime and supplemental compensation had been paid to Fort Calhoun employees — representing 20 percent of the plant's payroll budget.

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