Federal nuclear regulators are set to vote Thursday on approving construction of two new reactors at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission last year approved the design Southern Company is using to add two new reactors at its east Georgia facility. Now the commission is set to give its final OK for construction and operation.
A federal committee has approved the design of nuclear reactors destined for Plant Vogtle near Augusta. The decision puts Southern Company a step closer to building the country’s first new reactors in decades.
Thursday night the Nuclear Regulatory Commission heard comments from the public about 2 proposed nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle. Environmentalists expressed concern about the current state of nuclear waste storage.