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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.