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Osprey pair are back for another season at Fort Calhoun Station

The ospreys arrived back at their nest in late March and are working to prepare it for new chicks.

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Crews complete major reactor vessel work at Fort Calhoun Station

OPPD crews recently finished cutting up and removing the plant's reactor vessel, a significant milestone in the decommissioning of Fort Calhoun Station.

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Osprey chick hatches at Fort Calhoun Station

Just one of three eggs laid by the resident female osprey at Fort Calhoun Station hatched this year, but that chick appears to be thriving.

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More osprey chicks on the way at Fort Calhoun Station

The resident osprey pair, whose home is the only known nesting site in eastern Nebraska, has three eggs that should hatch in late May or early June.

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Ospreys return to Fort Calhoun Station

Two ospreys are making themselves at home in a relocated nest. Their refurbished digs include a webcam, so you can watch the rare raptors.

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Work continues at Fort Calhoun Station

One of the biggest current projects at Fort Calhoun Station is removing the internal components from the reactor vessel, the parts that helped the reactor produce nuclear power.

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Video: Fort Calhoun Station crosses fuel-move milestone

With the final canister secured in recent days, all spent nuclear fuel is safely in dry storage.

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Flashback

Fort Calhoun Station: Classroom to the world

After Chernobyl disaster, Fort Calhoun Station became an international classroom for nuclear officials to learn best practices.

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Next steps begin at Fort Calhoun Station

With the nuclear plant now permanently offline, personnel are preparing to defuel the reactor, move toward the decommissioning.

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75th Anniversary

Video: Fort Calhoun Station officially offline

After powering the nuclear plant down for the last time, personnel are now preparing for the next steps in the process.

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