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Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 1:58pm

Nuclear Plant Has More Problems

Nearly two weeks after work halted on an east Georgia nuclear power plant, there are more problems.

Southern Company said today that a firm hired by its main contractor, The Shaw Group, had supervisors fill out security questionnaires for their employees.

Those questionnaires ask workers about drug and alcohol abuse and workers are supposed to answer those questionnaires personally.

The workers involved are no longer working at the site.

Work to backfill two excavated holes that could eventually house nuclear reactors was halted July 2 after a Shaw audit showed some workers did not submit the required questionnaires.

Other work is continuing.

A Shaw spokeswoman did not return messages seeking comment.


Rickey Bevington