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Georgia nuclear expansion is behind schedule and over budget, according to state Public Service Commission report

The Florida Times-Union’s Jacksonville.com website reported today: The companies building one of the first U.S. nuclear plants in a generation have missed project deadlines, and government monitors questioned in reports released Monday whether those delays could grow. Southern Co. subsidiary … Continue reading

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Dredging wetlands to build a nuclear power plant? Maryland says, “Why not?”

The Baltimore Sun carried this item earlier in the week: The state Board of Public Works gave its unanimous approval Wednesday to a wetlands dredging permit for a company that hopes to build a third nuclear reactor at the Calvert … Continue reading

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Big news: NRC suspends consideration of STP expansion over foreign ownership

The San Antonio Express-News just reported: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has suspended its review of the foreign ownership portion of the application to expand the South Texas Project nuclear plant over concerns that the owners haven’t done enough to ensure … 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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NRC decision could delay Comanche Peak expansion approval

Reuters reported today: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission certification of new reactor technology has been delayed by the agency’s evaluation of the earthquake and tsunami damage to Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant in March, NRC spokesman Scott Burnell said on Thursday. … Continue reading

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San Antonio Express-News coverage of NRG withdrawal

San Antonio Express-News coverage of the NRG decision: NRG Energy stopped all spending on the South Texas Project nuclear expansion and will write off its investment in the face of deeply diminished prospects for the project since Japan’s worst-ever nuclear accident. … Continue reading

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