More Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant Employees Hanging onto Jobs, For the Time Being.

More Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant Employees Hanging onto Jobs, For the Time Being.
Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station OPPD photo

BLAIR – More people than initially expected are still working at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant.  Almost a year since it powered down and began decommissioning,  Omaha Public Power District’s Cris Averett  says  the plant currently has just under 400 workers.   Many of them involved in the placement of nuclear material into large dry casks that are stored on site.  Dozens more casks have yet to be filled.  After that task is complete, the federal government will decide whether to store those containers on site or elsewhere.  Averett says staffing by next April that could be down to 350.  The nuclear power plant, owned by OPPD, employed over 700 before the plant’s shut down.

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