03 Aug '11, 12pm

Countdown to a Nuclear Renaissance?

Countdown to a Nuclear Renaissance?

Southern Company The construction site for Plant Vogtle’s planned third and fourth reactors near Augusta, Ga. After hitting various bumps in the road, the design for the new Westinghouse AP-1000 reactor is approaching approval by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. But if the schedule slips much further, it seems less likely that the Southern Company could install planned new reactors of this type, Vogtle 3 and 4, on schedule in 2016 and 2017. Until recently the two reactors had been cast as the leaders of an anticipated “nuclear renaissance.” But an end game of sorts is developing. Southern has dug two enormous holes in the ground at its site near Augusta, Ga., adjacent to its existing Vogtle 1 and 2 reactors. It has created a tunnel to bring in cooling water from the Savannah River and constructed a building in which it will assemble modules, among other preparatory steps...

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