Southern’s Nuke Project May Face More Delays, State Report Warns

July 30, 2019, 8:33 PM

Southern Co.’s $28 billion, troubled project to expand the Vogtle nuclear power plant may be slipping behind schedule again, a state report warns.

The public advocacy staff of the Georgia Public Service Commission said in a report Tuesday that it will be “a challenge” for the two reactors under construction to begin commercial operations as planned by November of 2021 and 2022.

The Vogtle project near Waynesboro, Ga., is already running years behind schedule and is billions of dollars over budget.

It’s the only nuclear plant under construction in the U.S. as reactors struggle to compete against cheap natural gas ...

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