Rick Perry to give Plant Vogtle $3.7 Bn to finish project

Plant Vogtle, the only nuclear power construction project in the U.S., received a $3.7 billion infusion from the U.S. Department of Energy Friday after Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited the beleaguered construction site.

The $3.7 billion would come in the form of loan guarantees and would be in addition to the $8.3 billion the DOE has already given in loan guarantees to the Georgia project, which is about $14 billion over budget and five years behind schedule.

The announcement is made as…


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