The Omaha Public Power District says it's ready to bring the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station back online.
In a filing posted Wednesday to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's website, OPPD outlined the steps it has taken to fix a laundry list of problems at the plant, which has not produced power for two years.
Fort Calhoun was shut down for a scheduled refueling in 2011, kept cold during flooding along the Missouri River and then placed under federal control after inspectors discovered a number of safety violations.
Since then, the district has whittled away at a checklist of corrective items that need to be addressed before the plant can restart.
That time is now, OPPD spokesman Jeff Hanson said.
“We've told them we're ready to go,” he said.
NRC spokeswoman Lara Uselding said federal inspectors are still verifying the work. OPPD will need the blessing of an oversight panel, and then regional NRC administrators will review the application with input from headquarters in Washington, Uselding said.