NRC hasn't given OK to restart Fort Calhoun nuclear plant

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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 12:00 am

Federal regulators say they are satisfied with a handful of items on their checklist for the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station — but a restart in the immediate future remained unlikely.

This week the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission released the findings of some of the 40 inspectors who have checked out the facility this year. The inspectors gave their OK to three of 18 categories of tasks that must be completed before Fort Calhoun can produce power for the first time since April 2011.

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