United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Fort Calhoun Station

1.0 Site Identification

Type of Site: Power Reactor Facility
Location: Fort Calhoun, NE
License No.: DPR-40
Docket No.: 50-285
License Status: SAFSTOR
Project Manager: Jack Parrott

2.0 Site Status Summary – spent fuel status & schedule

Fort Calhoun Station (FCS) was a 1,500 Mwt, pressurized water reactor that began operation in 1973 and is owned by the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD).  The reactor was permanently shut down on October 24, 2016.  By letter dated November 13, 2016, OPPD certified that all fuel had been removed from the reactor.

To view previous operating reactor information for FCS, please visit the FCS Operating Reactor Page.

OPPD submitted the FCS Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR) to the NRC on March 30, 2017.  In the PSDAR, OPPD stated its intention to move all of the spent nuclear fuel into dry cask storage by the end of 2022 and put the plant into SAFSTOR until it is ready to fully decommission the facility starting in 2060.  License termination is scheduled to take place by 2065.

3.0 Major Technical or Regulatory Issues

There are no major technical issues at this time. Major regulatory activity to adapt the operating plant license to the needs of the post-shutdown functions of the facility has been completed.  The activity focused on adapting the application of the regulations to post-shutdown requirements related to security, emergency planning, finance and insurance.  As the licensee moves to place all spent fuel remaining in the spent fuel pool into onsite dry storage, licensing activities will begin for adapting the regulations to the dry storage only condition

4.0 Estimated Date for Closure

2065

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, April 05, 2018