The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves Southern Co.'s (SO) request to build two nuclear...
Thursday, February 9, 2012, 3:59 PM ETThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves Southern Co.'s (SO) request to build two nuclear reactors at its Vogtle site in Georgia. The vote clears the way for officials to issue an operating license for the reactors, which could begin operating as soon as 2016 and 2017. The NRC last approved construction of a nuclear plant in 1978, a year before the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island.
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