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Originally published March 19, 2014
The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska shut down automaticallyat 12:02 p.m. on Monday after the turbine took itself offline during routine maintenance, the Omaha Public Power District said yesterday. The work was being done on a part of the turbine-generator system in the non-nuclear side of the plant, said OPPD, the plant's owner. "All systems operated as designed, safely and without incident," OPPD said. Fort Calhoun Station operators are investigating the cause of the shutdown and are working to resolve the problem and restore the unit to service, OPPD said. The temporary shutdown is not expected to affect electrical service to homes and businesses in the region, the utility said.
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