Georgia nuclear reactors win NRC license, first one granted in US since 1978
Georgia plant to add two reactors
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 4 to 1 yesterday to grant a license to build two reactors at a nuclear plant in Georgia - a milestone for an industry whose long-hoped-for renaissance has been smaller and later than anticipated. It was the first time the commission decided to grant a license for a new reactor since 1978, a year before the Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania. In anticipation of approval, the plant’s owner, the Southern Co., has already dug a foundation and begun laying water pipes at its Alvin W. Vogtle plant near Augusta.