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2012-02-09 13:18:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The announcement today by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it has approved the combined construction and operating license for Southern Nuclear's Plant Vogtle expansion project in Georgia is welcome news to America's Building Trades Unions. Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is making preparations to build two Westinghouse Electric Co. AP1000 reactors at the Vogtle site near Augusta, Ga. The two new units...

2012-02-09 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to the President and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company, Dr. Aris Candris. "Westinghouse congratulates Southern Nuclear on the approval of its combined construction and operating license (COL) for Plant Vogtle by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "The granting of this COL is yet another important step in constructing the next generation of new nuclear plants in the United States. The thorough...

2012-02-09 11:45:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction is set to begin on the nation's first two new nuclear units in 30 years at Southern Company (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle, near Waynesboro, Ga. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted today to approve the issuance of the Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) for Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4, the first such license ever approved for a U.S. nuclear plant. Receipt of the COL signifies that full construction...

2012-02-06 10:15:00

As Final Arguments Are Filed, Southern Co., Obama Administration Fight FOIA Request to Figure Out Danger to Taxpayers in the Event of Default in Deal More Than 12 Times the Size of Solyndra. ATLANTA, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) believed to be within days of announcing the final federal approval of the controversial Vogtle nuclear project, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) has asked a court to stop more than two...

2011-12-22 10:27:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga., took a major step forward today when the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced it has certified Westinghouse Electric Co.'s AP1000 reactor design. Georgia Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, owns 45.7 percent of the new units. The certification brings Southern Company subsidiary Southern Nuclear one step closer to receiving the first Combined Construction and Operating License...

2011-12-13 12:51:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear Chairman, President and CEO Stephen Kuczynski announced today that Mark Rauckhorst has been elected vice president of Plant Vogtle 3 and 4 Construction. Rauckhorst will be the lead executive at the Vogtle 3 and 4 site in Georgia who will have principal interface with the Shaw and Westinghouse Site Directors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) "Mark's extensive expertise in energy industry...

2011-11-30 10:52:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear Chairman, President and CEO Stephen Kuczynski announced today that Bradley (Brad) J. Adams has been elected vice president of Fleet Operations Support. <font size="2" face="Arial">(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO )</font> "Brad's leadership and experience in operating successful nuclear facilities as part of a large fleet will be invaluable to ensure Southern Nuclear's overall fleet...

2011-11-11 12:11:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Electric Generating Plant near Dothan, Al., resumed generating electricity on Nov. 10 at 1:05 a.m. CT after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage was completed safely and successfully. The refueling outage began Oct. 9, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Farley requires refueling every eighteen months. Aside from refueling the reactor and performing...

2011-10-31 12:05:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant resumed generating electricity on Oct. 29 around 4:30 p.m. EDT after a scheduled maintenance outage was completed safely and successfully. The maintenance outage began Oct 22, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) The primary focus of the maintenance outage was to replace a relief valve inside the dry well of containment. Also during the seven day outage, Plant Hatch...

2011-10-26 07:00:00

CTS has been named Southern Companyâs IT Mid-Size Supplier of the year during the annual Shared Success awards held at the Georgia Aquarium on Oct. 6.The annual awards, created by Southern Company, recognize exceptional collaboration and account management performance. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 CTS has been named Southern Companyâs IT Mid-Size Supplier of the year during the annual Shared Success awards held at the Georgia Aquarium on Oct. 6.The annual...