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.
The U.S Department of Energy should restart plans for a permanent storage site for the country’s nuclear waste, according to a recent report. The canceled project would have housed tons of waste from Georgia power plants.