"Nuclear Milestone: Feds Greenlight Vogtle To Fuel Up"

"Federal regulators cleared the way yesterday for Southern Co.’s nuclear business to load radioactive fuel rods into one of its newly constructed reactors at Plant Vogtle, officially moving the long-troubled project closer to producing electricity in Georgia.

The approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is a pivotal step for Atlanta-based Southern and for the nuclear industry. Vogtle is the nation’s lone baseload nuclear construction project, and its two new reactors are the first to be built and approved under a federal regulatory approval process known as Part 52.

Two existing reactors already operate at the Vogtle site in eastern Georgia, meaning the new facilities will be the location’s third and fourth nuclear units."

Kristi E. Swartz reports for E&E News August 4, 2022.


Source: E&E News, 08/05/2022