Mon., June 13, 2011 5:40pm
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 3:47pm
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 7:47am
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., March 18, 2011 5:40pm
In response to Japan's nuclear crisis, federal regulators are headed for Georgia's two nuclear plants. Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are looking for weaknesses.
Fri., January 21, 2011 2:10pm
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.
Fri., September 24, 2010 3:41pm
Workers at the site of 2 new nuclear reactors near Augusta were pulled off the project after it was found they didn’t complete a required test. It’s the second such incident this year.
Wed., September 8, 2010 8:04am
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a report concluding that the the expansion of Plant Vogtle can proceed.
Fri., May 21, 2010 12:17pm
Federal regulators are increasing their oversight of a nuclear power plant
Fri., May 7, 2010 2:52pm
Officials with the U.S. Department of Energy are trying to figure out where to send a load of nuclear waste.
Mon., May 3, 2010 4:50pm
Southern Company has to figure out its next move now that a federal judge h