Georgia Power begins final phase of testing for the first new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle

Georgia Power has begun the last phase of testing for the first of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle as the company works to meet a November deadline, the company announced Monday.

The expansion project at Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has faced delays and unexpected costs for years.

In 2020, pandemic complications and precautions decreased productivity at the site, ultimately setting back progress by three or four months and causing more than $150 million in extra…


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