Vogtle Construction Update Video

April 5, 2014 by Rod Adams

Vogtle Construction

This video provides an encouraging view of the positive impact that the Vogtle expansion project is having on the local community. It’s 4,000 – 5,000 construction jobs is just one part of the economic impact; that $23 million dollar property tax check shown during the video is another.[read more]

Southern contends with costs at Vogtle

June 14, 2012 by Dan Yurman

Who really owns them and why remains open to disputeThis is my updated coverage from Fuel Cycle Week, V11:N476, for 6/7/12 published by International Nuclear Associates, Washington, DCSouthern Co. through its subsidiary Georgia Power, together with its equity partners, is in negotiations with the consortium of Westinghouse and The Shaw...[read more]

Greg Jaczko – Lame Duck Press Conference At Nuclear Energy Assembly

June 4, 2012 by Rod Adams

 I had the opportunity to attend the Nuclear Energy Assembly held in Charlotte, NC during the period from May 21-23. Dr. Gregory Jaczko submitted his resignation as the Chairman of the NRC on May 21, but he did not change his plans to address the annual nuclear industry gathering on May 23. Following that talk, Dr. Jaczko gave a...[read more]

The other thing Vogtle has revived: Nuclear hysteria

February 22, 2012 by Steve Skutnik

Editor's note: This is a modified version of Steve's orginal post which you can find in it's entirety here.They say no one likes a buzzkill, but almost as if on queue, the NRC's announcement of its issue of the first combined operating license (COL) in over three decades has drawn out the usual suspects committed to reassuring us that...[read more]

New nuclear era begins after approval of Vogtle plant – but questions remain

February 10, 2012 by Jim Pierobon

How much “new” nuclear and how soon? The quick answer appears to be: a total of four new reactors by 2020.[read more]

NRC Completes Major Licensing Milestone for Vogtle

August 16, 2011 by Dan Yurman

A combined construction operating license for Southern’s twin AP1000s is expected by early 2012 A major licensing milestone has been met by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for Southern's Vogtle site.  The NRC has has completed its Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER) for the proposed Vogtle Units 3 and 4 reactors. The...[read more]

Fighting For Nuclear

July 11, 2011 by Rod Adams

The Atlanta Progressive News published an article titled Georgia PSC Can’t Silence Nuclear Power Debate describing how dedicated antinuclear activists disrupted a recent meeting held by the Georgia Public Service Commission. The scheduled topic of the meeting was a discussion about risk sharing in the case of potential cost overruns for...[read more]

Southern Company Receives Limited Work Authorization To Begin Site Preparation For Two New Nuclear Plants Near Augusta GA

August 27, 2009 by Rod Adams

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a Limited Work Authorization (LWA) to Southern Nuclear Operating Company to begin preparing for the construction of two Westinghouse AP-1000 nuclear power plants. The LWA came on the heels of the NRC's decision to issue an Early Site Permit (the fourth ESP for a nuclear power plant issued so...[read more]