A congressional study expected to be released later this month shows that two nuclear power plants in Georgia were issued 166 safety violations between 2000 and 2012. On a national level, the number of safety violations that were issued at nuclear power plants varied dramatically from region to region. The report suggests that the regional disparities could be linked to inconsistent enforcement of regulations.
An underground pipe that leaked radioactive water has been sealed off underneath a nuclear power plant in Georgia. Southern Co. officials say that covers have been welded onto the ends of the faulty pipe below Plant Hatch in Baxley. The company learned of the leak last month when it detected abnormal amounts of tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, in test wells at the plant. Geter said there are no signs that the radioactive water has moved off the property.
Radioactive water has been found underneath the nuclear power station Plant Hatch in southeast Georgia, but officials said it does not pose an immediate threat to public health. Madison and state officials said the radioactive water appears confined to a small area at the site. They say there's little or no chance it could get into drinking water.