Category Archives: Vogtle

NIRS responds to Vogtle decision: This is not a “Nuclear Renaissance”

The Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) just posted this on their website: DON’T BUY THE BUNK: SIX REASONS VOGTLE LICENSING DOES NOT MEAN THERE IS A “NUCLEAR RENAISSANCE” 1. The U.S. nuclear industry is experiencing the opposite of a … Continue reading

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More details on Vogtle approval: NRC Chairman votes against, citing need for post-Fukushima safety upgrades

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution just reported: The first newly approved nuclear reactors in 33 years will be built in Georgia. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission signed off Thursday on Atlanta-based Southern Co.’s request to build two 1,100-megawatt reactors at its Plant … Continue reading

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Breaking news: NRC approves license for new units at Vogtle; First approval in three decades

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission just approved the combined construction and operating license for two new reactors, to be built at the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia. The vote was 4-1. Last year, Southern Co., owner of Vogtle, received a … Continue reading

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NRC to vote on new Georgia reactors next week

Bloomberg reported yesterday: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a vote for Feb. 9 on Southern Co.’s application for the first construction permit to build nuclear reactors in more than 30 years. The NRC’s announcement, posted today on the … Continue reading

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Or then again, maybe not: State watchdog says Georgia nuke expansion might be delayed

The piece I just posted on the impending approval of the two new units at the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia might have been ‘happy talk’ by Georgia Power’s parent company, Southern Co. They may have been attempting to … Continue reading

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NRC may be weeks away from approving Georgia nuclear plant expansion

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 … Continue reading

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Now this just annoys me….

World Nuclear News reported today: Japan’s Toshiba announced that the manufacture of the condenser for unit 3 of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in the USA has been completed and the component is now being shipped to the plant construction … Continue reading

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