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Concrete pour completed for Plant Vogtle Unit 4 nuclear reactor

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 3:51 PM
Last updated 9:09 PM
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 A concrete pour for a 6-foot thick base for the second of two nuclear reactor units under construction at Plant Vogtle was completed this week.

About 600 workers spent just less than 41 hours completing the basemat concrete placement for Unit 4, according to a Georgia Power news release. About 7,000 cubic yards of concrete were poured to cover an area 250 feet long and 160 feet wide at its widest point.

The two new reactors are among the first built in the U.S. in three decades. When complete, Plant Vogtle will be the only four-unit nuclear facility in the nation.

Once the concrete cures, the concrete base will support a containment vessel, supporting cradle and shield building.

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oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 11/21/13 - 07:39 pm
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Nuclear Power for Georgia
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It is bitter sweet to see that Georgia will be the first in the nation to have a four unit nuclear site. Georgia also produced Jimmy Carter who as president stopped the growth of clean power in the US, and cost us thirty years of polution, oil imports and jobs. Yes, I hope he reads this and can answer to it for us.

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soapy_725 11/22/13 - 09:39 am
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Were the Soprano's there for their "five no show jobs".
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Were the Soprano's there for their "five no show jobs".

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soapy_725 11/22/13 - 09:40 am
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Jimmah Cottah. Nuclear scientist & Communist Baptist. Go figure
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Jimmah Cottah. Nuclear scientist & Communist Baptist. Go figure

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