Fri., November 11, 2011 1:38am
The country's top nuclear safety regulator warned the industry against complacency and said it must resolve several long-running issues, including fire protection and a new analysis of earthquake risks. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko told power company executives Thursday that two proposed nuclear reactors in Georgia and several others are under increased scrutiny because of safety problems.
Mon., June 13, 2011 1:40pm
Westinghouse Electric Co. has submitted revisions to the proposed design of a new nuclear reactor after the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission raised concerns last month. NRC officials said last month that Westinghouse incorrectly modeled the potential stresses on several pieces of safety related equipment, including the concrete-and-steel shield building that protects the reactor.
Wed., June 8, 2011 11:47am
A Republican-led house committee says the Obama administration had no scientific basis for closing Nevada’s Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. U.S. Congressman Paul Broun Wednesday discussed the findings with nuclear industry officials in Augusta.
Sat., May 21, 2011 3:47am
Federal regulators say problems with a new nuclear reactor destined for Plant Vogtle near Augusta must be fixed before a decision can be made to approve the design. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has questions about the reactor’s shield building and the pressures it would withstand during an accident.
Fri., January 21, 2011 9:10am
A federal panel says nuclear reactors destined for Plant Vogtle near Augusta could safely withstand the crash of a large commercial jetliner. The decision puts Southern Company a step closer to building the country’s first new reactors in decades.