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2014-02-03 12:22:59

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning at 12:41 a.m. ET, operators at the Edwin I. Hatch Electric Generating Plant safely took Unit 1 offline for a planned refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) The last refueling outage for Unit 1 was completed in spring 2012. Each unit at Plant Hatch requires new fuel every 24 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing,...

2013-12-27 16:20:16

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant has been selected to receive the prestigious 2013 Information Systems on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) World-Class ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) Performance Award. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) "This award represents an affirmation by our industry peers of the dedication to radiological safety by the work force at Farley," said Southern Nuclear President and...

2013-12-12 12:22:37

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 1995, Southern Nuclear has been an active participant in a historic program that turns uranium from former Russian nuclear warheads into clean, reliable electricity in the United States. With the final shipment of low enriched uranium from Russia arriving in the United States on December 10, 2013, government and nuclear industry officials in Russia and the United States are marking the end of this successful program. (Logo:...

2013-12-09 16:22:18

ATLANTA, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Buzz Miller, president of nuclear development for Southern Nuclear and executive vice president of nuclear development for Georgia Power, both subsidiaries of Southern Company, will deliver a presentation to investors and industry analysts during the Wells Fargo 12th Annual Energy Symposium at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Dec. 11. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Miller is scheduled to present during a...

2013-12-06 12:22:22

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear Chairman, President and CEO Stephen Kuczynski announced today that Cheryl Gayheart has been named Plant Farley site vice president and JJ Hutto will assume the role of Plant Farley plant manager. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) Gayheart joined Southern Nuclear in 2012 as Farley's plant manager. She began her career in 1985 as a staff engineer and supervisor at Exelon Nuclear Braidwood...

2013-12-04 16:21:57

"CA-04" module will house Unit 3 reactor vessel ATLANTA, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the completion of another major milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 - the placement of the CA-04 module in the Unit 3 nuclear island. The module, also known as the reactor vessel cavity, will house the Unit 3 reactor vessel and is a critical module for the project. It is comprised of five sub-modules, weighing approximately 64,000 pounds, and is...

2013-11-22 20:21:45

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear Chairman, President and CEO Stephen Kuczynski announced today that Dennis Madison, current site vice president of the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., has been named fleet operations vice president at the company's Birmingham, Ala., headquarters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) Madison, who joined Southern Company in 1982, has been a leader in various nuclear engineering...

2013-11-21 12:23:31

Construction progressing well at Units 3 and 4 ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the successful placement of the basemat structural concrete for the nuclear island at the Vogtle Unit 4 nuclear expansion site near Waynesboro, Ga. Unit 4 is the second of two units currently under construction at Plant Vogtle. This latest milestone marks a significant accomplishment in the construction of the project, among the first new nuclear units to be built in...

2013-11-12 12:22:41

ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced that Paula M. Marino has been named senior vice president of engineering and construction services for Southern Company operations, effective Nov. 23. In this role, Marino will be responsible for the company's engineering and construction services, including technical services, design, safety, project and planning services and construction services. Marino will report to Theodore J. McCullough, executive vice...

2013-10-28 12:22:06

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Plant operators safely took the unit offline on Sept. 29. Electricity production resumed on Oct. 27 at 7:05 a.m. CT. The last refueling outage for unit 1 was completed in spring 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) Each unit at Plant...