Nebraska nuke plant generator goes offline

By: AP
By: AP

Omaha, NE (AP) - Utility officials say a problem on the non-nuclear side of the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant caused the plant turbine to go offline.

Omaha Public Power District said the turbine took itself offline during routine maintenance just after noon on Monday. Spokesman Jeff Hanson said Tuesday that when the generator went offline, the reactor went offline, recognizing there was no need for the steam it was creating.

Hanson says the generator remained offline Tuesday.

Fort Calhoun, which sits about 20 miles north of Omaha, had been off line from April 2011 until December. It initially shut down for routine maintenance, but significant flooding in 2011, a small fire and a series of safety violations forced it to remain closed for more than two years.

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