OPPD considering DECON method for Fort Calhoun Station, speeding up site’s timetable and saving money.
After successfully and safely defueling the OPPD nuclear plant, personnel now shift to the long-term decommissioning work.
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.
After powering the nuclear plant down for the last time, personnel are now preparing for the next steps in the process.
On Sept. 29, OPPD began to transition the nuclear plant into the process of powering down as it heads toward decommissioning.
All eyes in the nuclear industry were on Fort Calhoun Station in the fall of 2006 for an unprecedented refurbishment outage
The nuclear plant played a big role in powering southeast Nebraska during the past four decades.
The first fuel was loaded into FCS’ reactor over a 16-day period in 1973, five years after construction began.
FCS came online in 1973, bringing OPPD into the Atomic Age.