OPPD says it's ready to resume business, but they'll have to convince the federal government that the plant is indeed OK.
Federal regulators are holding a public meeting Wednesday in Omaha on a troubled Nebraska nuclear power plant that has been idle since 2011.
Operators of the Fort Calhoun plant about 20 miles north of Omaha say it's ready to resume business, but they'll have to convince the federal government that the plant is indeed OK.
Omaha Public Power District officials showed off the progress Tuesday. The plant has been padlocked since April 2011 because of a series of safety concerns and flooding.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says significant work remains at the plant. Spokeswoman Lara Uselding says the utility has addressed less than half of the more than 450 items on the plant restart checklist.
Regulators say they won't let the plant restart unless they're confident it is safe.