Work is picking up at the mixed-oxide fuel plant under construction at the Savannah River Site near Augusta. So federal regulators are spending more time reviewing the project as it nears completion in 2016. Regulators met with the public Tuesday to answer questions and provide updates about the U.S. Department of Energy plant, which is roughly 60 percent complete.
Nuclear energy in the U.S. is under review after a massive earthquake and tsunami severely damaged Japanese nuclear power plants last week. The disaster raises questions about two reactors proposed for Plant Vogtle near Augusta.
This month Georgia Power customers saw a new fee added to their bills to help pay for two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. They are the first to be built in the country in 30 years. Noel Brown has this report on Plant Vogtle and its place in the history of nuclear power in America.