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Latest Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Stories

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...

2013-10-21 16:22:20

Annual celebration highlights nuclear science, builds on robust education programs at Plants Vogtle and Hatch ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that it is hosting, and participating in, a series of special local events to mark National Nuclear Science Week, Oct. 21-25, 2013. The annual celebration is organized to draw attention to all aspects of nuclear science and the vital role it plays in the lives of Americans, as well as encourage education and...

2013-09-30 12:22:52

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant offline early Sunday morning, Sept. 29, for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Farley requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing, workers will make upgrades to plant systems and components. "The...

2013-09-20 16:21:22

ATLANTA, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power continues to track positive progress in the construction of the new Vogtle units 3 and 4 facility near Waynesboro, Ga. The project, among the first new nuclear units to be built in the United States in three decades, has marked numerous significant milestones in 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130920/CL83748-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130920/CL83748-b) (Logo:...

2013-07-02 12:23:09

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Think Washington has learned its lesson after Solyndra? Think again. The nonpartisan budget watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) pointed out today that another deadline has passed for the U.S. government, Southern Company, and other entities involved in the controversial Vogtle nuclear reactor project to reach agreement on loan guarantee terms. Even as the end of June deadline for reaching agreement on loan guarantee...

2013-06-14 12:22:30

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant Farley's unit 1 resumed electricity production on Friday, June 14 at 2:47 a.m. CT following an automatic shutdown. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) On June 11 at 9:05 p.m. CT, Plant Farley's unit 1 reactor automatically shut down when a lightning arrestor failed on a transformer. All Plant Farley safety systems operated as designed and expected. All three of the transformers' lightning arrestors were...

2013-06-12 12:23:23

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 11 at 9:05 p.m. CT, Plant Farley's unit 1 reactor automatically shut down due to the failure of a transformer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) All Plant Farley safety systems operated as designed and expected. The unit is safe and stable, and plant personnel are investigating the cause of the shut down. There was no risk to the public and no injuries to plant personnel. Plant Farley unit 2 continues to...

2013-05-14 16:22:31

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of a ruling today by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., attorneys for nine groups that sought to slow down the Vogtle nuclear reactor project so that necessary post-Fukushima environmental and safety enhancements could be implemented by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued the following statement. The three attorneys - Diane Curran of Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg, LLP in Washington, D.C.; Mindy...

2013-05-10 12:21:44

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Plant operators safely took the unit offline on April 14. Electricity production resumed on May 9 at 11:50 p.m. CT. Unit 2 had completed 515 days of continuous operation since its last refueling outage...

2013-04-15 12:22:27

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant offline early Sunday morning, April 14 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Unit 2 completed 515 days of continuous operation since its last refueling outage in the fall of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Farley requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing...