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Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 4:52am

Ruling Questions Nuclear Expansion at Plant Vogtle

A court ruling calls into question the nuclear expansion of Plant Vogtle near Augusta.

Environmentalists say Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob ruled Friday that the state’s public service commission didn’t adequately explain the reasoning when it let Georgia Power try to build the two new reactors.

If built, they’d be the first groundbreaking on nuclear reactors in the country in 30 years.

The PSC says it’s talking to its lawyers about what to do next.

Georgia Power says the construction will continue as planned.

The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the Southern Alliance For Clean Energy last year in an effort to block the project.