Wed., September 8, 2010 8:04am (EDT)

Feds Say Reactor Construction Should Proceed
By Associated Press
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
A draft report released Tuesday that studied the environmental impacts of expanding Plant Vogtle says federal regulators should allow the project to proceed. (GPB file photo)
A draft report released Tuesday that studied the environmental impacts of expanding Plant Vogtle says federal regulators should allow the project to proceed. (GPB file photo)
There are no major environmental problems that would prevent the construction of two nuclear reactors in eastern Georgia. That conclusion comes from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

A draft report released Tuesday that studied the environmental impacts of expanding Plant Vogtle says federal regulators should allow the project to proceed. This updates an earlier study.

Atlanta-based Southern Company and its partners hope to become the first group since the late 1970’s to win permission to build a new nuclear plant. The reactors would be built at an existing plant near Waynesboro.

Members of the public still have more than two months to comment on the report, which is not final.