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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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75th Anniversary

Employees tell the story of Fort Calhoun Station

FCS came online in 1973, bringing OPPD into the Atomic Age.

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75th Anniversary

Timeline of Fort Calhoun Station history

This infographic tells the story of OPPD's nuclear power plant through the years.

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Rare raptors expand their presence at Fort Calhoun

Three osprey chicks, the newest residents of the only known osprey nest in eastern Nebraska, are growing quickly.

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Ospreys at Fort Calhoun are expecting

The female osprey at Fort Calhoun Station laid three eggs, and if all goes well, the chicks should hatch in late May or early June.

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