Omaha Public Power District’s Fort Calhoun Station is operating under special circumstances. At 8:44 a.m. Friday, security identified a suspicious package inside a vehicle. OPPD confirmed that the package does not contain explosives.
The vehicle was located just outside the protected area of the plant. Security notified law enforcement and the Washington County Sheriff’s office and a nearby law enforcement bomb squad responded.
Approximately 30 employees inside a warehouse were evacuated as a precaution. The plant entered a “notification of unusual event” emergency classification and the U-S Nuclear Regulatory Commission was notified.