Mystery fire at Ft. Calhoun nuke plant: Disabled ability to cool spent fuel pool — Feds sending special team of inspectors to learn more — Reactor will not restart until cause determined

Published: September 12th, 2011 at 7:57 pm ET
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Nuke plant fire gets closer look, Omaha World Herald by Nancy Gaarder, September 12, 2011:

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is sending a special team of inspectors to Nebraska to learn more about a fire at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station not long after flooding [...]

The Omaha Public Power District, which owns the plant, has said that it does not believe the June 8 fire was related to flooding [...]

The fire briefly disabled the plant’s ability to cool its spent fuel pool. [...]

Regulators have said the plant not resume operations until officials know what caused the fire. [...]

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