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Groups file suit to block Vogtle nuclear plant

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 3:49 PM
Last updated 9:02 PM
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WASHINGTON — Environmental and watchdog groups are suing to block construction of two nuclear reactors in eastern Georgia that would be the nation’s first built-from-scratch nuclear power plant in a generation.

The groups say the plant should be blocked until federal regulators approve safety changes prompted by last year’s nuclear disaster in Japan.

Twelve groups, including the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, say they plan to file suit Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 4-1 last week to issue a permit to Atlanta-based Southern Co. to build and operate two new reactors at its Plant Vogtle site south of Augusta.

The NRC last approved construction of a nuclear plant in 1978.

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allhans
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allhans 02/17/12 - 06:41 am
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Now don't this just beat all.

Now don't this just beat all.

wribbs
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wribbs 02/17/12 - 07:09 am
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dichotomy NAILED IT!!!!

dichotomy NAILED IT!!!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/17/12 - 07:22 am
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Didn't we know this would

Didn't we know this would happen....then they go home & turn on their electronics---washer/dryer/puters/lights/stove/fridge/tvs..........

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 02/17/12 - 10:37 am
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Siemens thinks that the

Siemens thinks that the smartest and most profitable way out of our energy supply-demand conundrum is improved electrical efficiencies. This approach by one of the world's most-renowned electrical equipment manufacturers may also be the wisest and the cheapest.

But the German firm's approach may, in its final analysis, demonstrate none of the traits attributed to it above. Prudence dictates bet-hedging.

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PhiloPublius 02/17/12 - 10:40 am
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Well, we have so many

Well, we have so many Tsunamis in Augusta, it is only common sense that we should make sure the same disaster doesn't happen here...

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