The Augusta Chronicle just reported:
A vice president with Georgia Power told board members of the Georgia Department of Economic Development Thursday morning that they are weeks away from knowing the date of federal permission to finish building the new nuclear power plants in Waynesboro.
The state’s economic development board, which meets perioidcally outside of Atlanta, held its meeting in downtown Augusta before parting on a bus trip to Plant Vogtle to see the progress of construction of the third and fourth reactors.
The assessment was based on conversations between Georgia Power and the NRC:
Pete Ivey, the vice president of nuclear development support, said he had a recent conversation with senior officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. They didn’t share the internal schedule with the licensing of Southern Nuclear’s combined operating and construction permit, they did say it would be soon.
Power company officials have been saying for months that they expect to get the license for Vogtle units 3 and 4 in December.
Ivey said that the date of issuance would be made known soon.