The Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant is no longer under a flood emergency. Omaha Public Power District spokesman Jeff Hanson says the river level has dropped enough to allow them to lift the Notification of Unusual Event. The plant was surrounded by flood water in June and remained on alert status for 85 days.
Hanson says they are now in the process of removing large flood barriers around buildings and disassembling the elevated catwalks that workers used to cross the flooded parking lots.
The Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant was in the process of refueling when the flood started. Hanson says before they finish refueling they will do an inspection both inside and outside of the plant itself and make all necessary repairs before going back on-line. They will inspect all of the plant property and even underneath the plant before resuming the refueling process. There is no word on when the plant will be back in service.