NRC carefully reviewed $14B Ga. plant expansion, court rules

05/14/2013 | Bloomberg

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission carefully considered the lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi incident in Japan when it green-lighted Southern Co.'s $14 billion Plant Vogtle expansion project in Georgia, a federal appeals court ruled. Several environmental groups claimed that the agency didn't thoroughly assess severe accident consequences and requested that the project's license be revoked. The court, however, rejected such allegations.

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