Wed., January 30, 2013 5:23pm
Nuclear power opponents are alleging Solyndra-style problems in the $8 billion federal loan guarantee for Georgia's Vogtle nuclear reactor project. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy says high-level political appointees have interfered with key decisions in the delayed and over-budget nuclear plant. The alliance says the project received favorable loan terms that are out-of-sync with the present market.
Mon., December 17, 2012 7:00am
The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Appalachian Voices, the Southern Environmental Law Center and the North Carolina Conservation Network have launched a new website about coal ash impoundments. The online tool comes four years after the failure of a massive coal ash dam in Kingston,Tennessee.
Tue., November 13, 2012 4:45pm
The Union of Concerned Scientists and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy say hundreds of old coal-fired generators should be shut down across the country. A study commissioned by the groups cites 22 units in Georgia, the most of any state.
Fri., May 18, 2012 6:52pm
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has updated its emergency preparedness rules, and critics say it is a trend in the wrong direction.
Thu., February 9, 2012 5:54pm
Federal regulators have given Southern Company final approval to build two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission vote means the nation's first new nuclear plant in three decades will be built south of Augusta. Environmental and consumer advocates are trying to halt construction.
Wed., February 8, 2012 4:00pm
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.
Tue., May 31, 2011 5:30pm
A House Agriculture sub-committee last week voted to cut funding for the program altogether. Since it began in 2003 it’s given Georgia farmers and small businesses more than 6-million dollars.
Tue., May 24, 2011 4:01pm
Federal regulators are questioning whether nuclear reactors proposed for plant Vogtle near Augusta could withstand an earthquake. From WACG Noel Brown reports the decision could slow the licensing of the first new reactors to be built in the country in decades.
Tue., December 21, 2010 4:32pm
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.
Fri., October 8, 2010 3:15pm
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.