Fort Calhoun Station’s spent nuclear fuel is stored in concrete structures built to withstand extreme weather, aircraft impact.
WHAT IS IT? The number of used nuclear fuel assemblies onsite at OPPD’s Fort Calhoun Station (FCS). FCS has 944 such assemblies
After Chernobyl disaster, Fort Calhoun Station became an international classroom for nuclear officials to learn best practices.
Imagine standing on a rise overlooking the area near the Missouri River in 1804. As far as the eye can see stretches hundreds of
After successfully and safely defueling the OPPD nuclear plant, personnel now shift to the long-term decommissioning work.
The process of ceasing operations and defueling Fort Calhoun Station required a multitude of tasks for a successful completion.
Personnel removed the reactor vessel head and all nuclear fuel assemblies from the plant.
As OPPD’s Fort Calhoun Station completes defueling and enters decommissioning, careful handling of the fuel is required.
With the nuclear plant now permanently offline, personnel are preparing to defuel the reactor, move toward the decommissioning.
OPPD leaders in the mid-1960s saw the value nuclear energy would bring in coming decades.