"Regulator: New Nuke Plant Now Wouldn't Make Sense"

"ATLANTA -- If Georgia was starting from scratch, it would not build a nuclear power plant. That conclusion from a state financial analyst illustrates how an anticipated boom in nuclear power turned into a bust as natural gas prices fell."

"An analyst working for state regulators, Philip Hayet, said in written testimony that the total costs of building two more nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle (VOH'-gohl) is more expensive than the next-best option, constructing natural gas plants."

Ray Henry reports for the Associated Press August 13, 2013.

Source: AP, 08/16/2013