Nebraska nuclear plant to restart

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A Nebraska nuclear plant that has been idle for nearly three years, due to flooding and a series of safety concerns, was cleared to restart on Tuesday.

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the Omaha Public Power District’s Fort Calhoun nuclear plant is ready to generate electricity for the first time since April 2011.

NRC inspectors spent more than 23,000 hours reviewing the repairs and improvements before giving the Omaha Public Power District permission to restart the plant that sits across from Iowa on the Missouri River about 20 miles north of Omaha.

To learn more, head over to the Tri-City Herald.

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