Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant

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Group distributes thyroid tablets

Residents on the fringe of Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle nuclear power station will be asked to keep tablets that block radioactive elements released by a nuclear meltdown.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

1-year delay possible at Plant Vogtle, watchdog says

Finishing two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle might take a year longer than expected, a government monitor said in testimony, possibly costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
By Ray Henry | Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Plant Vogtle gets water permit for expansion

A permit to siphon water from the Savannah River to operate cooling towers for two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle has been issued despite strong opposition from environmental and water ...
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Monitor reports worsening Vogtle delays

Scheduling delays for two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle are worsening, according to a report from a state-hired construction monitor.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Students complete trade labor program

Ray La Luz gladly stepped forward when the call went out for new trade workers to help alleviate a labor shortage in the construction industry. Now, he's on his way to an apprenticeship at Plant ...
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Another module placed at Vogtle

One of the newest nuclear reactors in the nation continues to take shape at Plant Vogtle, most recently adding a 180,000-pound steel structure to Unit 3.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Vogtle workers see both reactor projects

Some veterans of the nuclear industry were at the site south of Augusta to see the complex network of rebar and concrete rising out of the ground in the 1970s and ’80s. Now, they are back.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Heavy traffic expected near Vogtle

The operator of Plant Vogtle has warned that heavy traffic is possible on roads near the facility as additional workers perform a scheduled refueling outage.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Plant Vogtle expansion reaches 5,000 workers

Plant Vogtle's workforce has reached its largest number since construction of the commercial power plant's first two nuclear reactors in the mid-1980s.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Georgia Power reports 'schedule challenges' but no new delays at Vogtle

ATLANTA - Adding two nuclear reactors for electricity generation at Plant Vogtle has numerous "schedule challenges" but no new delays or cost increases, according to a report filed Thursday with ...
By Walter C. Jones | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Vogtle gets money; water issue not addressed

The Georgia Public Service Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved an additional $389 million in expenditures for Georgia Power’s two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle.
By Mary Landers | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Young nuclear workers meeting in Augusta

Young minds from the nuclear industry will converge on Augusta next week for an annual meeting focused on advancing nuclear power in the United States.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Aug 8, 2014

New inspector at Vogtle

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named a new resident inspector for Plant Vogtle, according to a news release.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Easier nuclear construction falls short

WAYNESBORO, Ga. - The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising ...
By Ray Henry | Saturday, July 26, 2014

New nuclear inspector named at Vogtle

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission named a fourth inspector for the Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 construction site, according to a news release.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Vogtle workforce hits 4,200

About 4,200 workers are employed at the Plant Vogtle expansion project where the first two reactors built in the U.S. in more than three decades are rising from the red clay.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, July 13, 2014

Vogtle given positive report

ATLANTA -- Construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle progressed on schedule last year and more smoothly than originally, according to an independent observer.
By Walter C. Jones | Monday, June 23, 2014

Georgia Power executives testify Vogtle expansion is progressing

ATLANTA - Executives from Georgia Power Company testified Tuesday that construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle is progressing as planned.
By Walter C. Jones | Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Vogtle on track, PSC told

ATLANTA -- Executives from Georgia Power Company testified Tuesday that construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle is progressing as planned.
By Walter C. Jones | Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Plant Vogtle emergency drill today

Numerous law enforcement and emergency response vehicles may be seen entering and exiting Plant Vogtle during a drill Wednesday.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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