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Editorial: Nuclear power play keeps Vogtle project alive
Plan moves ahead with changes, but customers’ patience is wearing thin
Work continues on a new reactor at Plant Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant in Waynesboro in this photo from 2014. - photo by John Bazemore | Associated Press
For years, Georgia Power customers, nuclear power opponents and some politicians have been arguing that construction of the two new reactors at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant near Waynesboro is the state’s all-time white elephant. The project, the nation’s only nuclear plant construction still ongoing, is already a year overdue, nowhere near finished and $1 billion overbudget. final cost is expected to reach near $27 billion, more than twice the original $13 billion price tag. Last year’s bankruptcy filing of the project’s lead contractor, Westinghouse, set the deadline back even further.