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2011-08-09 16:40:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Southern Nuclear has received the Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER) from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's technical staff for the Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) for Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. The commission staff has determined the Vogtle design is safe, meets all regulatory requirements, and is acceptable for issuance of the COL. This action allows the hearing...

2011-08-03 16:07:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company subsidiary Southern Nuclear has received from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission a schedule for the completion of the licensing process for Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga., that supports the issuance of a Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) around the end of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) The schedule calls for the COL Final Safety Evaluation Report to be issued in...

2011-06-22 08:30:00

PITTSBURGH, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has developed and implemented a passive thermal shutdown seal that protects a nuclear plant's reactor core by preventing loss of reactor coolant system water inventory should an event occur that causes a loss of all reactor coolant pump (RCP) seal cooling. The SHIELD® passive thermal shutdown seal is a fail-safe protection that requires no operator action, power or control logic. It is activated by...


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