OPPD signed a $400 million contract with company that ran Fort Calhoun – terminating it will cost $5 million

Written by Cole Epley, Omaha World-Herald

OPPD on Monday began permanently shutting down the smallest nuclear power plant in the country. The facility’s power-generating turbine and reactor were declared officially “offline” at 12:55 p.m., and so begins the lengthy process to clean up the plant as it prepares for decommissioning . . . [Savings] from closing Calhoun early have already shown up on the books, with the promise of more to come. Capital expenditures at OPPD were down almost $56 million through September, more than 31 percent lower than during the same period last year. Read the entire article here.