- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nuclear regulators plan to offer the public an update on the performance of a Nebraska nuclear plant since it restarted last year after a prolonged outage.

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans to discuss a recent inspection of the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Omaha on Thursday evening.

Fort Calhoun, which sits about 20 miles north of Omaha, was shut down 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 nearly three years.

Omaha Public Power District must demonstrate Fort Calhoun can operate safely before regulators will ease its inspections.

The meeting will run from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday at the Omaha Marriot at 10220 Regency Circle.

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