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.
A non-profit led by two Georgians released a report this week ranking the U-S 13th among world countries in securing nuclear materials. The Washington, D-C-based Nuclear Threat Initiative graded 32 countries on how materials like enriched uranium are stored and managed. Former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn co-chairs the organization with medial mogul Ted Turner.
Despite the nuclear disaster in Japan, there should not be any safety concerns for two new nuclear reactors planned at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. That's what Southern Company's top official told a U.S. Chamber of Commerce gathering in Washington Wednesday.