Tue., July 23, 2013 12:25pm
Gov. Nathan Deal said recently that environmental lawsuits are to blame for the rising cost of building a nuclear plant in eastern Georgia, despite abundant evidence to the contrary. Speaking to reporters last week, the Republican governor accused environmental groups of increasing the cost of expanding Plant Vogtle by filing lawsuits against the project. Deal said he found it ironic that the groups he accused of starting costly litigation were then complaining about cost.
Thu., February 28, 2013 9:39am
A utility says a first-of-its-kind nuclear plant under construction in eastern Georgia will go over budget. Atlanta-based Southern Co. said Thursday that finishing Plant Vogtle will now cost an estimated $6.85 billion, up from $6.11 billion.
Tue., September 27, 2011 4:18am
The country's top nuclear regulators are holding a first-of-its-kind meeting. The mandatory meeting of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission comes before voting later this year or early next year on whether Atlanta-based Southern Co. and its partners can build and operate two more reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta.
Wed., September 7, 2011 4:55am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says he supports allowing the Southern Co. and its partners to build a new nuclear power plant near Augusta. If approved, the expansion at Plant Vogtle would represent the first groundbreaking on a nuclear plant in a generation.
Tue., August 2, 2011 3:57am
Utility regulators are expected to vote on an agreement abandoning a plan to trim Georgia Power's profits if construction of a new nuclear power plant goes over budget. The elected members of the Public Service Commission plan to vote on the deal Tuesday morning. The agreement was negotiated last month between PSC staff members and the utility. It calls for dropping a plan that would have trimmed Georgia Power's profits if the construction of two more nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta costs the Southern Co. subsidiary more than $6.4 billion.
Fri., May 21, 2010 8:17am
Federal regulators are increasing their oversight of a nuclear power plant