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2012-02-09 15:17:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EEI President Tom Kuhn hailed today's approval of the nation's first new nuclear operating license in more than three decades, calling the decision by federal regulators "a crucial step in revitalizing the role that nuclear power plays in the U.S. energy portfolio." "We commend the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for giving the green light to Georgia Power to build its new reactors at its Vogtle site," Kuhn said. "It is an outcome that is...

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...

2012-02-07 11:54:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company will host a news conference Thursday to comment on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's vote on the company's application to begin full construction of the nation's first new nuclear units in 30 years at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) WHO: Thomas A. Fanning, Southern Company, Chairman, President &...

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...

2012-01-09 15:26:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that its President and Chief Executive Officer Aris S. Candris has informed the Board of Directors that he intends to retire effective March 31. Westinghouse also announced that Dr. Candris will stay on as a Senior Advisor to Westinghouse. In addition, Westinghouse announced the formation of the Westinghouse Executive Office, effective April 1, with Jim Ferland appointed President and CEO and Ricardo...

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...