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Georgia nuclear plant’s cost now forecast to top $30 billion via News4Jax

ATLANTA – A nuclear power plant being built in Georgia is now projected to cost its owners more than $30 billion. […] That amount doesn’t count the $3.68 billion that original contractor Westinghouse paid to the owners after going bankrupt, which … Continue reading

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Leaning (Nuclear) Tower of Vogtle: Arnie Gundersen + Nancy Burton on Millstone Covid Outbreak + Int’l Covid/Nuclear UPDATE via Nuclear Hotseat

This Week’s Featured Interviews: Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education, has more than 45 years of nuclear power engineering experience. He holds a nuclear safety patent, was a licensed reactor operator, and is a former nuclear industry senior vice president. … Continue reading

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Plant Vogtle confirms 130 employees tested positive for COVID-19 via 12 wrdw.com

By Tyria Goines Friday, April 24, 2020 BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — Plant Vogtle officials now say 130 of their employees have tested positive for COVID-19. However, Georgia Power officials also say 29 workers are still awaiting results and 305 … Continue reading

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Georgia Power, executive say no regulations violated in Vogtle case via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The former top executive over Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle construction engaged in “deliberate misconduct” when he ousted a contract employee in part for raising safety concerns, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mark Rauckhorst, executive vice president for the Vogtle … Continue reading

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The South Pays Dearly for Nuclear Industry’s Failed ‘Renaissance’ via Portside

Sue Sturgis/Facing South In the decade after the meltdown at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, which took place 40 years ago this week, number of nuclear plant orders that U.S. utilities canceled nationwide amid skyrocketing costs: about 100 In … Continue reading

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NRC says Vogtle employees falsified inspection reports, proposes $145K fine via UtilityDive

Dive Brief: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is proposing to levy a $145,000 civil penalty on Southern Nuclear for violations that occurred at the Vogtle nuclear facility in Georgia in 2016. Regulators say employees at the plant failed to complete required checks of … Continue reading

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Subsidies For Coal, Nuclear In The Latest Federal Budget via OILPRICE.com

The two year spending bill just passed by Congress and signed by the President attempts to make good on the administration’s promised tilt towards coal and nuclear power. For the energy industry the bill contains an assortment of subsidies, emergency … Continue reading

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First 2 nuclear reactors in US since 1978 approved to continue via ABC News

Georgia’s utility regulators are allowing construction to continue on two new nuclear reactors, despite massive cost overruns for the multibillion-dollar project. Thursday’s unanimous decision by the state’s Public Service Commission will shape the future of the nation’s nuclear industry, partly … Continue reading

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Regulators vote to move forward on Vogtle nuclear plant via Savannah Morning News

By Mary Landers The Georgia Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a scheduling order on the troubled Plant Vogtle expansion that consumer and clean energy advocates warned might not be in the best interest of ratepayers. […] “By … Continue reading

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Duke Cancels the Lee Nuclear Project, Files for 13.6% Rate Increase via Greentech Media

Duke Energy Carolinas announced today that it is abandoning plans to build the Lee Nuclear Station in light of the project’s principal designer and contractor declaring bankruptcy. […] Duke’s decision comes on the heels of SCANA Corp. and Santee Cooper … Continue reading

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