Building the first in a new generation of nuclear power plants could take at least a year longer than expected and involve hundreds of millions of dollars in extra costs. Atlanta-based Southern Co. planned to have the first of its new reactors at Plant Vogtle built by April 1, 2016. A second reactor in eastern Georgia was supposed to start operating the following year.
There may be more delays ahead for two new nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia. That’s what executives with Georgia Power’s parent company told the Georgia Public Service Commission Tuesday.
Georgia Power executives say the nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia have safety features that will prevent a disaster like the one that occurred last year at a Japanese plant. But what remains unclear is how much those reactors will cost consumers.
The third edition of France-Atlanta kicks off Thursday. It’s a cultural exchange that includes business workshops, performances and scientific symposia. And the goal is to increase trade between France and Georgia.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given a Georgia utility permission to change the design of a nuclear power plant under construction, resolving a conflict over the installation of metal bars.
Southern Co. has reported its most recent costs to build a new nuclear plant in Georgia amid questions over whether the project can stay on budget. The Atlanta-based utility filed a report Friday with Georgia's Public Service Commission covering spending for the six-month period ending in June.
Georgia Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of a history-making ship. The first nuclear powered vessel used for commercial purposes sailed into Savannah on August 22nd, 1962. Even though the NS or Nuclear Ship Savannah only sailed for 10 years, its boosters say, it's still relevant today.